As winds are made to blow
And waves are made to break,
As the sun was made to shine
And the earth was made to quake.
So you and I were made to meet,
Our lives and love to share;
To nurture children, watch them grow,
Their trials and troubles to bear.
And now when time has wrought its hurt
And you have left my side,
Our blessings now live on in them,
Loves purpose justified.