Op. 22, no. 8
To the Parkside Men
Gentle thou art, and therefore to be won,
Caring thou art, so I pray all the more
For all of you to truly know the Son
Who changes lives and opens unseen doors.
As you have shown great hospitality
And shown me and my brothers great concern,
So too I wish an opportunity
To understand you and about you learn.
Though in these studies I am called to teach,
How much more am I a learner too?
You teach me how to practice what I preach,
To let my many words be felt with few.
My weariness and sacrifice has grown,
But greater love than this I've never known.