by Edgar A. Guest
Forever is a long time, the life of moon and stars,
A longer life than churches know, or prison gates and bars,
And I have vowed to love her, forever and a day,
A vow that knows no changing or crumbling away.
Forever is a long time, the life of sea and tide,
No calendar can mark it, no seasons can divide;
It has no bitter ending -- let life bring what it may,
My love must last forever, forever and a day.
Though buildings fall in ruins and earthly splendors fade;
Though death shall separate us, still stands the vow I made.
Though fashions change and fancies sweep all charms we know away,
Our love must last forever, forever and a day.