In Memoriam ó C. T. R.

†††† Beloved one!
Beyond earthís sunshine and its rain,
Beyond all weariness and pain,
†††† Thou art at rest.
Eíen though we mourn our loss, we joy to feel
†††† Thou art so blest.

†††† O, faithful one!
Now privileged to see unfold
Godís purpose in the scroll unrolled
†††† By Christís own hand.
And thou hast made report: ďIíve done as Thou,
†††† Lord, didst command.Ē

†††† O, radiant one!
Along the dark and narrow way
Thy faithfulness casts back a ray
†††† Of hope and cheer;
For thou so joyously thy cross did bear,
†††† With scarce a tear.

†††† O, blessed one!
We pray for strength to do Godís will,
To wait and suffer and be still.
†††† As thou hast done.
Nor faint, nor fear, but still run on until
†††† The prize is won.

--Gertrude Siebert, Poems of the Way, p. 108