Oftimes when I am lying at my ease
Upon some chaise as quiet as you please
Along the sandy shore that comforts me
With warming winds beside the restless sea
I contemplate the peace that aging brings
While bearing wisdom on its learned wings.
Asleep beneath the stars and moon above
Under the spell of some enduring love
And there the beauty that I sought and knew
Still shimmered and spun the whole night through
While God Himself seemed to smile on us all
By spreading His blessings both large and small.