Behind - a rock receding, deeply scored
By a track of many feet adown the years,
Before -a hidden realm all unexplored
Waiting the coming of the pioneers.
The spirit's vast domain outstretches far
To lure the questing soul athirst for God;
And faith that sees nor boundary nor bar
Shall win a tenure in that land untrod.
O, tell us, traveller, is it really worth
The lonely venture and the costly pain?
Yea, friend, beyond the richest joys of earth,
To follow Christ and grander heights attain.
[on the reverse it says in handwriting : 'with Cary's love']
[all printed in black ink on a small acrd edged with gold]