A man’s no bigger than the way
He treats his fellow man!
This standard has his measure been
Since time itself began!
He’s measured not by tithes or creed,
High-sounding though they be,
Nor by the gold that’s put aside
Nor by his sanctity!
He’s measured not by social rank,
When character’s the test;
Nor by his earthly pomp or show
Displaying wealth possessed!
He’s measured by his justice, right
His fairness at his play;
His squareness in all dealings made
His honest, upright way.
These are his measures, ever near
To serve him when they can;
For man’s no bigger than the way
He treats his fellow man.
December 16, 1945