Let Not Soft Slumbers

Mr Parkinson

Let not soft slumbers close your eyes
Before you’ve recollected thrice
The train of actions thro’ the day:
Where have my feet chose out the way?
What have I learnt, where’er I’ve been,
From all I’ve heard from all I’ve seen?
What know I more that’s worth the knowing?
What have I done that’s worth the doing?
What have I sought that I should shun?
What duty have I left undone;
Or into what new follies run?
These self inquiries are the road
That leads to virtue and to God.