Inscription in St. John's Church, Georgetown

INSCRIPTION IN ST JOHN'S CHURCH, GEORGETOWN .

Here once stood forth a man who from the world,
Though bright its aspect to the youthful eye,
Turned with affection ardent to his God,
And lived and died an humble minister
Of His benignant purposes to man
Here lies he now; yet grieve not thou for him,
Reader! He trusted in that love where none
Have ever vainly trusted. Rather let
His marble speak to thee; and should'st thou feel
The rising of a new and solemn thought,
Waked by this sacred place and sad memorial,
O, listen to its impulse! — 'tis divine —
And it shall lead thee to a life of peace,
A death of hope, and endless bliss hereafter.
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