Saturday, August 27, 2011

" May God watch between me and thee, when we are absent one from another"

Go thou thy way and I go mine;
Apart, yet ever near;
Only a veil hangs thin between
The pathways where we are;
And “God keep watch ’tween thee and me,”
This is my prayer;
He looks thy way, he looketh mine,
And keeps us near.

I know not where thy road may lie,
Or which way mine may be;
If mine will lead through parching sands,
And thine beside the sea;
Yet “God keeps watch ’tween thee and me,”
So, never fear.
He holds thy hand, he claspeth mine,
And keeps us near.

Should wealth and fame perchance be thine,
And my lot lowly be,
Or thou be sad or sorrowful,
And glory be for me;
Yet “God keeps watch ’tween thee and me,”
Both be his care;
One arm ’round thee and one ’round me
Will keep us near.

I’ll sigh sometimes to see thy face,
But since this cannot be,
I’ll leave thee to the care of Him
Who cares for thee and me.
Ill keep thee both beneath my wings
This comfort dear
One wing o’er thee and one o’er me;
So we are near.

And tho’ our paths be separate,
And thy way be not mine,
Yet coming to the mercy-seat,
My soul will meet with thine;
And “God keep watch ’tween thee and me,”
I’ll whisper there;
He blesseth thee, he blesseth me,
And we are near.

 ~ Julia A. Baker ~

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