HER UPLIFTED EYES
Though this earth will no longer
Bring her sunsets to admire,
Oh, how for nature's beauty
She never did tire...
A flower even of
The smallest lowly sort,
To her was of
The greatest import...
She adored a full shining moon
Gasping in amazement and surprise,
Never failing to meet its gaze
With her uplifted eyes...
Especially were the tops
Of the trees so tall,
Much in her conversation
For she loved them one and all...
Her zeal for God's creation
Inspired and touched many a heart's cord,
For Catherine Shaner Seaman's life
Gave glory and honor to her Lord.
Thus, her testimony vividly lives today
In the flowers, sun, moon, and stars around--
For where we witness God's handiwork and designs
'Tis there, reminders of her love for them,
And her love for us too will be found.
--Veronica Lee Brandon
The music you are hearing in the background is called "Beyond the Sunset." The lyrics are as follows:
When with our Savior heav'n is begun;
Earth's toiling ended, O glorious dawning,
Beyond the sunset, when day is done.
Beyond the sunset no clouds will gather,
No storms will threaten, no fears annoy;
O day of gladness, O day unending,
Beyond the sunset, eternal joy!
Beyond the sunset a hand will guide me
To God, the Father, whom I adore;
His glorious presence, His words of welcome,
Will be my portion on that fair shore.
Beyond the sunset, O glad reunion,
With our dear loved ones who've gone before;
In that fair homeland we'll know no parting,
Beyond the sunset forevermore!
--Virgil P. Brock