John Roberts (J. R.)
Another variation on the same theme is from the pen of the Rev.
JOHN ROBERTS, Conway--a brother of
and better known also by his initials as J. R.:
A weary traveller
Beside the River stood;
His lamp was in his hand,
And shone across the flood:
It brought the other shore in sight,
Where many angels walked in white.
In fear he took his steps
Down to the water's brim;
But through the darkness vast
Clear shone the lamp for him:
And through the surge the angels bright
Can see him coming in its light.
Behold, his great High Priest
Among the shining throng!
And He is coming down
To break the current strong:
The land in safety he hath won,
That needs not any lamp or sun.