My Dear, for all these many years
Together we have been.
Always my loyal, faithful wife,
You’ve also been my friend.
Through all the highs and lows of life
Both joy and tears we shared.
Strong obstacles overcome because
Each knew the other cared.
We’ve travelled to many a foreign field,
To so many sites we have been.
But always held together close
By the peace we share within.
I sense that mystical square peace
Which passes all understanding.
And the Mark of God for eternity
On my soul an angel’s branding.
At the midnight hour, my bell will toll.
The clock now chimes eleven.
So let me hold you one more time,
‘Til I hold you again in Heaven.