She smiled and held her new-born to her breast,
The miracle of childbirth was with her;
And twice again this image would recur.
She smiled, as through the years, she had been blest.
She smiled to see the graciousness of God,
As with her spouse they'd made Him their life's guide.
His strength for them was proven and was tried;
They'd come through life's most stormy seas dry shod.
So looking back to see the life God planned,
She smiled again, a grateful, tired soul,
And thanked the Lord; but time had taken toll.
She weakly smiled and held her lover's hand.
The sheet was drawn in silence in that ward;
She smiled in death, for she had seen her Lord.