This Loved One [aka: More Than Sunshine]
More than sunshine on bright flowers
Pressed against Spring's soft, green clime;
More than sunshine in blue heavens,
Is this Loved One I call mine.
More than happy days of glory
Lived upon Earth's wide, blue orb;
More than happy thoughts of friends here,
Is this Loved One ... Christ The Lord.
More than birdsong from high mountains,
Trilled against Night's grey twilight;
More than birdsong on soft mornings
Which might bring me great delight ...
Is this never-ending friendship
Brighter than the skies above;
Deeper than the azure oceans
...This most Precious One I love.
More than sunshine in Spring's glory
Flashed upon Life's upward climb,
More than sunshine of Earth's heavens,
Is this Loved One I call "mine"!