"Today and Tomorrow."

E. L. F.

Christian Friend vol. 18, 1891, p. 81.

"For I reckon that the sufferings of this present tune are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us." - Romans 8:13.

'TODAY and tomorrow.' How sweet to contrast
Time's short passing griefs with the glories that last;
The partings today, with the meetings to come;
The bitter "farewell," with the glad "welcome home";
The "little while" here that is shadowed by sorrow,
So soon to be changed for the joy of "tomorrow";
The cares and the fears of these few fleeting days,
For the sight "face to face," and the fulness of praise
'Tis "but for a moment," affliction and loss,
The glory's eternal, though brief was the cross.
Look on, fellow-pilgrim, the prospect is bright,
The road may be weary, but surely 'tis right;
The heart can rejoice in the midst of its sorrow,
And "today" be illumed by the light of "tomorrow." E. L. F.