Are we lovers lost in loneliness
together in our loss?
Do we ache for who’s already gone,
or one who waits at home?
Will you ever fill that gaping hole
in a heart still out at sea?
Will stones viewed from your window
obscure your view of me?
Confide in me your heartache,
share your pain
with one whose heart you hold.
Let not the lost replace the living
love is meant for giving.
‘too soon we’ll sing the triumph song
one band united, all are free
“one in hope and doctrine
one in charity’
The last four lines from Onward Christian Soldiers
written by Sabine Baring-Gould in 1865