Once more has sunk from view,
And I have thought, is the day well
Have I in all things been true ?
Have I done my work well?
And been kind to all?
From unkindness have I been free?
Is there one cross word
I would gladly recall?
This my evening reverie
May I meet with joy the morrow,
Resolving again to be true.
Will there be no sadness or sorrow,
Of this day past from view?
Will I spend the day in a kindly way,
Forgive and he of good cheer?
May I gain power in each trying
On each cloud may a rainbow
Then again as at evening I ponder,
Of another day just spent;
With weal or woe as I onward go,
Of the blessings to me lent,
And of the talents I receive,
May I a true servant prove;
And give God more than I have
I gave Him my heart and love.
__Nettie Squire Sutton.
A Book of Poems
Nettie Squire Sutton
(Minneapolis, KS: Messenger Press. n.d.)