by Rose Hawthorne Lathrop

Rose Hawthorne Lathrop

Ill-wrought life we look at as we die!
Mistaken, selfish, meagre, and unmeet;
So graven on the hearts that cruelly
We have deprived of many an hour sweet:
O ill-wrought life we look at as we die!

O day of God we look at as we die!
Grace, like a river flowing toward our feet;
Wide pardon blowing with the breezes by;
Love telling us bright tales of the Complete;—
While listening, hoping, thanking, lo, we die!

Last updated February 18, 2023