Causa Nostrae Laetitiae
Rejoicing I am joyful in the Lord;
My soul exulteth in my God, for He,
With rarest ornament and golden cord,
In bright salvation’s robe hath vested me.
Though brief and passing be the summer’s sway
Upon the land, and fading be the sun,
Mine is the light of an eternal day,
The happy, happy reign of Christ my Son.
And when the seas and oceans have gone dry,
The stars darkened, moon melted, mountains moved,
And fire and blood have fallen from the sky
Upon the righteous who had never loved,
When comes the peace that sin cannot destroy,
The living yet shall bless me in their joy.
From Sonnets for Heaven’s Queen © Joseph Charles MacKenzie. All rights reserved.