Love, the hidden spring of life, and soul's desire.
Celestial gold, secreted, laid by fire
In every heart, in every thing that lives,
In every thought that human impulse gives.
The coin of heaven, the treasure of the earth,
The rarest gift, and joy of largest worth.
The only grace that looks not on a fault,
And seeks each humbler virtue to exalt.
The only wealth that lessens not by use.
The only thing with power to induce
The will of man to give it fitting rank
Above all else. The only force to thank
For every good. The only charm, we find,
That reaches God, and conquers human mind!