FAREWELL! Thine earthly strife is o'er;
Thine earthly sorrows past;
Jesus, thy friend, hath gone before;
And thou art free at last.
No more the solitude and pain;
No more the bitter tear;
A better land thy soul shall gain,
Than that, which held thee here.
Earth's children did not understand
The sorrows of thy heart;
But spirits of the heavenly land
Shall judge thee as thou art.
A soul that erred, a soul restored,
A soul that sinned, a soul forgiven;
Dear to the Christ, the loving Lord,
And safe, at last, in heaven.
— Christ in the Soul (1872) XXXV.