Posted by: Sherry Goodwin | February 12, 2010

One for the Other.

WAS it ‘only for one,’ dear, ‘only for one,’
   That the smile, and the song, and the love should be?
Then a smile shall flash, and a song shall flow,
And a deep, deep love shall thrill and glow,
   Only for thee, dear only for thee!
        For so shall it be,
   One for the other–nevermore lonely,
   One for the other–ever and only.

The blossoms that now at my feet you lay
   Shall be golden fruit for you and me,
When spring and summer have passed away,
And softly falls the autumn day,
   Like the close of a holy melody.
        For so shall it be,
   One for the other–nevermore lonely,
   One for the other–ever and only.

Yes!  one for the other, blessing and blessed,
   In the strength of His gladness, calm and bright,
But with more of blessing and love for all,
The smile shall beam, and the song shall fall,
   Touching the shadows around with light,–
        Because it shall be
   One for the other–nevermore lonely,
   One for the other–ever and only!

Frances Ridley Havergal from THE POETICAL WORKS

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