Light After Darkness

Light after darkness,
Gain after loss,
Strength after weakness
Crown after cross,
Sweet after bitter,
Song after fears,
Home after wandering,
Praise after tears.

Sheaves after sowing,
Sun after rain,
Light after mystery,
Peace after pain,
Joy after sorrow,
Calm after blast,
Rest after weariness,
Sweet rest at last.

Never after distant,
Gleam after gloom,
Love after loneliness,
Life after tomb;
After long agony,
Rapture of bliss;
Right was the pathway
Leading to this!

—Author Unknown