Poetry of Kansas


The flood of years, on which we ride,
Is rushing on with rapid tide
        To Eternity.
It seems, as never seemed before,
My life is sweeping toward the shore
        Of Eternity.
It teaches me I must prepare
For life awaiting over there,
        In Eternity.
Achievements great cannot secure
"Abundant entrance" to a pure,
        Blest Eternity!
But love of Christ can push ajar
The golden gates away so far
        For you and me__
Forever dwelling there in joy,
Where nothing can our bliss alloy__
        O Eternity;

__Samuel H. Smith.

Poets and Poetry of Kansas
Edited by Thomas W. Herringshaw
(Chicago: American Publishers' Association. 1894)
Page 273

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