Joan Allen Pfeiffer
His Excellent Majesty
He has shown me a dark pebble,
Which when tumbled and polished
Became a rare and precious gem.
Likewise He did the same to
Tarnished silver and gold
That they might be bright in His view.
Oh, crimson flow -
Shed one drop
on my darkedned soul,
That I might be seen in my Lord's eyes.