Love and Death

Love is youthful, Love is gay,
Love is often proud;
Love oft comes and goes away
Like a golden cloud.
Love oft cuts the truest heart
Like a two-edged knife;
Love is bought and sold in mart
Love is Life!

Death is older, Death is pure,
Death is Love grown wise;
Death is calm, of purpose sure;
Death has moistened eyes.
Death is robed in vestments white,
Death bids Sorrow cease;
Death is God's eternal Light
Death is Peace!