'The beginning and the end, O Lord, are thine,
The span between, life was mine.
I wandered in the darkness and did not discover myself,
With thee, O Lord, is clarity, and light is thy house.
A short time only, and all is done;
Then the whole struggle dies away to nothing.
Then I will refesh myself by the waters of life,
And will talk with Jesus for ever and ever.'
Dietrich Bonhoeffer in Eric Metaxas, Bonhoeffer, p.328.