HEAVEN lent our lives one cheery ray -|
One tinge of dawn to lure our sight
As prelude of a love-lit day,
Whose tint no cloud should bear away -
Then turned its radiance to Bereavement's night.
But yet thy nature's morn is bright -
O tender gleam, not darkly gone,
For thou hast winged thine infant flight
To give back glory of maturer light -
Sweet baby Soul forever beaming on!
A brief and broken ray no more,
Pure little Life in memory shine -
May glow from glad celestial shore
Thy being's rosy dawn restore -
Relumined envoy of a day divine!
|FLOWERING YEARS||CONTENTS||A WEDDING GREETING|