31 May 2017

Uher Poem: After Compline

By Vincent Uher

After Compline

Lord God, when I upon my bed,
forgotten, to the world as dead,
you come to me, my life-long Friend,
oh, Jesus, stay with me.

The light of evening lingering,
a joy, like flame now uprising,
you breathe into my soul a spring,
oh, Jesus, stay with me.

Soon stars and moon will shine above.
I rest here cradled in your love
till dawns the day we go beyond,
oh, Jesus, stay with me.

Copyright © 2010 by Vincent Wm Uher III

The image of a pastel in this post is by Doug Dawson and is entitled
"In the Gentle Light of the Window"

+Laus Deo!