Lest Thou Forget
Lest thou forget in the years beween
The beautiful things thine eyes have seen:
The light of the sun and the silver sheen
Of cobwebs over a field of green...
The birth of love on a destined day
When blossomed the first sweet flowers of May
And sunlight flooded the wistful way;
The vows we took and the prayers we said
When the urge of love to the altars led
And the mystical marriage rites were read;
The sacrament scenes of death and birth;
The tragedies testing human worth--
These are the timeless things of earth!
Reverence, worship, and love and prayer,
Kneeling alone at the altar stair,
Hearing the Infinite whisper there.
William L. Stidger (1885-1949)