It turns out to be an acrostic on Rudolpha#39;s name, each succeeding stanza beginning with the next letter, until ... This poem must have been cherished not only by the deacon (who may also have been a schoolmaster), but by others ... Forgiveness is asked from friends and family, and admonition given, especially to children.
|Title||:||Maintaining the Right Fellowship|
|Author||:||John L. Ruth|
|Publisher||:||Wipf and Stock Publishers - 2004-08-05|