Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Sunshine after Rain

Yesterday it rained all day but today was glorious and the sun shone all day so I thought I'd share this by David Ramsay from his book Wayside Gleanings

Springtime the farmer sows the seed
That he may serve our every need
From fields of golden grain;
His faith is placed in Nature's aid,
While deep down in his heart has prayed
For sunshine after rain.

Life's journey can enrich our minds,
While thoughtful acts our friendship binds,
Through days of stress and strain;
The road is rough and steep, perchance
A smile - with just a friendly glance -
Brings sunshine after rain.

Those cheering lines we may have read
When sitting by a friend's sick bed
Made her forget her pain;
Or flowers - perhaps which we arranged -
The gloomy atmosphere has changed -
Brought sunshine after rain.

To do a good deed every day,
Strew happiness along life's way,
Brings pleasure in its train;
Our bread, if on the waters cast
Returns, when many days are past
Like sunshine after rain.

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