Thursday, February 2, 2012

"There is a plan far greater than we know"

There is a plan far greater than we know,

There is a landscape broader than the one you see,
There is a haven where storm-tossed souls may go,
Some call it death, we call it immortality.

You call it death__this seeming endless sleep,
We call it birth__the soul at last set free.
Tis hampered not by time or space__you weep.
Why weep at death__tis immortality.

Farewell dear voyager__’twill not be long
Your work is done__now may peace rest with thee.
Your kindly thoughts and deeds__they still live on,
This is not death__’tis immortality.

Farewell dear voyageur__the river winds and turns,
The cadence of your song wafts near to me.
And now you know the thing that all men learn;
There is no death__there’s immortality.

Reverend Jesse Halsey
Southampton L.I.
May 20 1932

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