I always knew this time would come:
that one day, the rising Sun,
your long night journey concluding,
would conclude my part;
and the quavering, feeble light
which, for your sake,
I held aloft to stay the dark,
would find itself overwhelmed
by the gentler, surer love
of the radiant Son of God.
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