Blessed to be a blessing to others
12. The Sacred Closing of the Day
by Paul Berchtold, August 2010
The sun quickly rose, the day broke forth,
The dew, the air, so fresh, so cool,
Youth and energy and life and zest,
Time to use your talent pool.
The day grew hotter, tired and thirsty,
Strength is leaving slowly.
Not so easy, not so fast,
Working the vineyard, helping the lowly.
Midafternoon, the unbearable heat,
Scorches the grass, the tree leaves wilt.
But you endured, you've grown mature,
Done your best to the hilt.
You prayed and preached you worked so hard,
Faced the grind with sweat and tears,
Looking back it went so fast,
Gone the passing years.
Many times your hopes were dashed,
What you planned fell to pieces,
Now look up, your ultimate redemption,
Is soon coming. It's Jesus.
Jesus is with you all your life,
He thanks you for your labor,
The hard work, the toil, the grime.
He refreshes you. He's your Savior.
The sun is setting, age advances,
Health and youth and energy fade,
Scars are left from all the battles,
Now you're thankful for the shade.
A cool breeze blows, the sun turns glorious,
The moment is golden, soft and bright,
You're older, deeper, gentler, wiser,
Because inside you have the Light.
The sun is setting, but it's going round,
Starting a new day on earth,
When Heaven calls, you're welcome to
Forever renewal, continual rebirth.
The sun is setting, savor the moment,
Discover the beauty, call His name,
Shine your light to those in darkness,
Yours is the gentle peaceful flame.
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