[Editor: This poem by L. E. Homfray was published in The Bathurst Times, 24 May 1911.]
Late Bishop of Bathurst.
To His Memory.
Miss L. E. Homfray forwards the following composition in memory of the late Bishop of Bathurst:—
Sleeping so peacefully, resting so calmly
Sorrow is vanquished and labour is o’er.
His true reward to the faithful ones promised,
Blessing eternal and life evermore.
Resting in peace, all his life work accomplished,
Faithful and loyal to the close of the day;
Hearing God’s voice, in the midst of his labour —
Ready, and willing that voice to obey.
Resting in peace, but in spirit abiding
Here with his church, and his people below.
Still in the faith of our fathers united,
Trusting God’s mercy in weal and in woe.
Where he hath led us, our footsteps will follow,
Bearing the cross and enduring the fight
Till in the fullness of glory eternal
Morning shall vanquish the sorrows of night.
The Bathurst Times (Bathurst, NSW), 24 May 1911, p. 2
This poem is about Charles Edward Camidge (1837-1911; born in Yorkshire, England), who served as the Bishop of Bathurst for the Church of England from 1888 to 1911.
o’er = over (pronounced the same as “oar”, “or”, and “ore”)
[Editor: Changed “fallness” to “fullness”.]