F. R. Havergal

LIGHT after darkness, Gain after loss,

Strength after weakness, Crown after cross;

Sweet after bitter, Hope after fears,

Home after wand’ring, Praise after tears.


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.


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