If All the Skies by Henry van Dyke









If All the Skies
by Henry van Dyke

If all the skies were sunshine,

Our faces would be fain

To feel once more upon them

The cooling splash of rain.


If all the world were music,

Our hearts would often long

For one sweet strain of silence,

To break the endless song.


If life were always merry,

Our souls would seek relief,

And rest from weary laughter

In the quiet arms of grief.