End of a Day

Far over the blue horizons

Lies the reaches of the sky

Where, in the evening's transitions,

The sun's last rays flicker and die.

The sun sinks slowly in the west

As darkening shadows come,

Softly laying the light to rest

As if in the earth's sweet bosom.

This heralds the end of another day

In which God has given to man

The rays of the sun to light his way,

To work, while e'er he can.

Yet we know that following night

Comes another golden day,

So, let us do with all our might

Whatever good may come our way.

We know that someday will be the last

And time will be no more.

Eternity comes sure and fast

When we'll leave this earthly shore.

The beauty we've seen in each sunset

Will pale in contrast bright

When the SUN of heaven we have met,

And we've left this earthly night.

But, this will only be for those

Who love the true and living God

And worked the works of Christ till close

Of life, while on this earth they've trod.

By L. B. Strawn

Date unknown