rest awhile with us far-off companion,
ford the rivers, valleys, heaven’s views,
rest awhile in garden, once of anguish,
rest awhile with us, we’ll rest with you.
turn again to us, far-off companion,
turn again to us, we turn to you,
though earth may stop for time to catch the moment,
it turns again, rotates as if anew.
believe in us again, far-off companion,
we believe in love as you confessed,
naught but love believes nor acts so kindly,
belief in love enacted, gently blessed.
rest awhile in garden, olives birthing,
budding life, reborn from winter’s death,
quiet in the garden, there we rested,
unbeknown of love till heaven’s test.