Poetry from the “In Memoriam” notices [poem, 29 September 1906]

[Editor: Some poetry from the “In memoriam” section of the Sydney Morning Herald, 29 September 1906.]

COLEBROOK. — A tribute of love to the memory of my devoted dada, Edward A. Colebrook, whom Jesus called September 29, 1903, aged 50 years. Deeply regretted.

Across the Bar — at home, at rest,
Is he the one I loved the best,
The father who had always proved
So kind and worthy to be loved.
Yes, dada’s gone, no more I hear
The accent of his voice so dear;
I share not now his fond embrace,
I see not now his dear, kind face.
Ah! how I miss him who has won
A home in heaven, God’s will be done;
And so in faith and hope I pray
That when I pass from earth away,
I with my dada there may be,
Love-linked for all eternity.

Oh! my dear dada, sincerely mourned, and so sadly missed by his faithful and only daughter, Myra (Mrs. Ernest Fuller).



Source:
The Sydney Morning Herald (Sydney, NSW), Saturday 29 September 1906, page 12

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