Sacrifice is silence when you’d rather speak
It’s time spent that you’d rather keep
Sacrifice is doing today what you’d rather not
To reap fortunes from tomorrow’s lot.
Sacrifice is loving when hate seems fitting
It’s resisting when desire is appealing
Sacrifice is living when life seems daunting
It’s thriving when victory is delaying.
Sacrifice is painful and lonely
A personal and private journey
Every man must tread his own
And to each man his golden crown.
Sacrifice time and you’ll find triumph
It is your transport to success
Sacrifice haste and you’ll find patience
It is your back street to completeness
Sacrifice pride and you’ll find honor
It is your pathway to loveliness
Sacrifice quitting and you’ll find treasures
It is your road to achievement
Sacrifice doubt and you’ll find faith
It is your window of hope
Sacrifice hate and you’ll find grace
It is your key to heaven’s chamber
Labor today in the field of sacrifice
And reap the harvest of tomorrow.