1 Another hand is beckoning us,
Another call is given;
And glows once more with angel steps
The path that leads to heaven.
2 O, half we deemed she needed not
The changing of her sphere,
To give to heaven a shining one,
Who walked an angel here.
3 Unto our Father's will alone
One thought hath reconciled;
That He whose love exceedeth ours
Hath taken home his child.
4 Fold her, O Father, in thine arms,
And let her henceforth be
A messenger of love between
Our human hearts and Thee.
5 Still let her mild rebukings stand
Between us and the wrong,
And her dear memory serve to make
Our faith in goodness strong.