Shadows are but for the moment--
And then the sun the brighter shines
That it was overcast.
For Light is Life!
Gracious and sweet,
The fair life-giving sun doth scatter blessings
With his light and heat,--
But the shadows that come of the life-giving sun
Crouch at his feet.
No mortal life but has its shadowed times--
Life without shadow could not taste the full
Sweet glory of the sun.
No shadow falls, but there, behind it, stands
Behind the wrongs and sorrows of life's troublous ways