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).

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

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