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POEM ON THE ENGAGEMENT OF TWO YOUNG CHRISTIANS

You stand now on the threshold, of a life together paired
two lives entwined with hearts that will, be ever deeper shared

Two gentle hearts and minds are met, to start a voyage new
a life that’s joyous, honest, bold, rich, faithful, trusting, true

Such good strong bonds together will, not easy tear apart
and storms cannot oercome the love, within the human heart.

So let your love grow ceaselessly, through many joyous years
it will a bulwark be against, all sorrow, pain and tears.

For these will come, as come to all, when sails are torn from mast
but hold together patiently, until the storms have passed.

For pass they will, and then the sun will break the clouds aside
and once again you will know joy, can in your heart reside.

But there is one who, in each life, must have the greatest claim
He is your God, the Lord Himself, must have the highest name.

The more you see His glory, the more your love will shine,
For Him and for each other, three hearts that will entwine

Giving to each the other, more strength than three apart
revealing depths of joy and peace within each loving heart.

He will lead and guide your feet, when paths are dim and dark
His light will go before you, as you follow in His mark.

So as your ship its anchor lifts, and sails o’er waters deep
your captain sets the compass line, and to it you must keep.

He’ll take you through both storm and calm, to reach your destiny
then safely anchor you in heaven, for all eternity

So as you cast off into life, with blessings from above
you go with all our heartfelt joy, and deepest, fondest love.

With love from

Malcolm and Jean


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