My Lattice and Other Poems

by Frederick George Scott


 

IN MEMORIAM

JAMES WILLIAM WILLIAMS, LORD BISHOP OF QUEBEC,
DIED APRIL 20TH, 1892, AGED 66 YEARS.


 

TO those found faithful, oft the call to rest
Comes in the glory of the later noon,
Ere evening falls and with declining day
The mind has darkened and work lost its zest.
So now, though first our sad hearts cried “Too soon,”
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We see God's angel did in heavenly way
His finished work and Master’s love attest.
And now he wins, withdrawn from human eye,
A good man’s two-fold immortality,
To live forever near the Master’s throne,
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And here, in lives made better by his own.