And Then Eternity

A few more years to sow and reap,
A few more years to smile and weep,
A few more years to wake and sleep,
And then – eternity!

A few more miles for weary feet,
A few more trials yet to meet,
A few more lessons to complete,
And then – eternity!

A little while to watch and pray,
To labor while ’tis called “Today”,
Prepare for Heaven while we may,
And then – eternity!

Our life, how soon it will be past!
The golden hours are going fast,
This very day may be our last!
And then – eternity!

As fades the mist before the sun,
As song that dies when just begun,
So passes life, -so quickly gone,
And then – eternity!

Thomas O. Chisholm