Thursday, June 3, 2010

Light After Darkness

Picture taken in Washington,DC

Light after darkness, gain after loss,
Strength after suffering, crown after cross.
Sweet after bitter, song after sigh,
Home after wandering, praise after cry.

Sheaves after sowing, sun after rain,
Sight after mystery, peace after pain.
Joy after sorrow, calm after blast,
Rest after weariness, sweet rest at last.

Near after distant, gleam after gloom,
Love after loneliness, life after tomb.
After long agony, rapture of bliss!
Right was the pathway leading to this!


Light after darkness

by Francis Ridley Havergal

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3 comments:

Akelamalu said...

I like that poem. :)

Mama Zen said...

Lovely!

George said...

I really like this. It contains a message we too often forget.