The Other Side

What coin was it for which the woman searched?
Whose face was on it, what on the reverse?
How was it lost, in what place was it found?
When it was dropped what music did it sound?

The worth of it was greater than all time,
The value more than sums of every prime,
The image on the front the King of grace,
Whom every soul delights, to see His face

The sound of it when dropped a precious song
That rings forever, nourishing and strong –
Lost within infinity it rolled,
Stopped where it was made, engraved, ensouled

The other side: death's ocean, black, the grave,
Love leaping from it, dolphin from the wave

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