Life began and early you heardWords beyond your tender comprehension:"I baptize you," he said."See there, you're dead.Now,...In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy SpiritRise, Stella, rise."....What a surprise!Somehow clinging to fickle water,Was a promise."You are my daughter."Life has now ended and still you will hearWords that defy every measure:"Come now, Beloved,My promise is sure,Sealed against tarnish and age.Now raised again you will see at long lastThe one in whose image you were made."