When beauty laughs and scatters joy
Denying every other ploy
To change a heart and motivate
That merry beauty be our Kate.
When beauty states that we shall be
What God alone can surely see
A work of art—not lost nor late—
That patient beauty be our Kate.
When beauty brings a timely cheer
To lift a head and crown it dear
Finding value worth the wait
That beauty be our own dear Kate!