A poem by Gordon B. Hinckley given in a 1980s devotional

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    By President Gordon B. Hinckley

    1983, Second Counselor, First Presidency

    If I were you, what would I do?

    I’d enjoy every day of my stay

    On this campus of Brigham Young U.

    And so, if I were you, what would I do?

    I’d drink of the nectar of knowledge,

    A great, full draft of its richest brew.

    If I were you, what would I do?

    I’d walk humbly with God and my Savior, too.

    If I were you, what would I do?

    I’d fall in love with a girl named Sue,

    Or a boy named Lou,

    And plan for the day we’d be married,

    We two.

    If I were you, what would I do?

    I’d live with my love with integrity true?

    And welcome our children, many or few.

    If I were you, what would I do

    If courtship and marriage didn’t come through?

    I’d fret, but I’d say, “There’s no time to stew.

    Get busy. Find something important to do.”

    By now I’d just say, “Good-bye and adieu,”

    With a prayer in my heart for each one of you.

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