~ From A Friend ~
dear and much beloved
My best regards to you I send,
And from a heart sincere and true
All happiness I'm wishing you.
May you be free from all
And meet with real and true success,
May no misfortune come to you,
May all your friends prove kind and true.
But should your earthly
Remember still there is one heart
That beats for you with tender love;
'Tis your eternal friend above.
May God, 'from whom all
His benefits on you bestow
And save and keep you, day by day,
In His own good and pleasant way.
Let us in God put all
And seek His blessed Kingdom first,
To Him be true, and we shall meet
Some day upon the golden street.