Saturday, August 25, 2007

What God hath promised
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God hath not promised skies always blue,
Flower-strewn pathways all our lives through;
God hath not promised sun without rain,
Joy without sorrow, peace without pain.
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God hath not promised we shall not know
Toil and temptation, trouble and woe;
He hath not told us we shall not bear
Many a burden, many a care.
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God hath not promised smooth roads and wide,
Swift easy travel, needing no guide;
Never a mountain rocky and steep,
Never a river, turbid and deep.
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But God hath promised strength for the day,
Rest for the labour, light for the way,
Grace for the trials, help from above,
Unfailing sympathy, undying love.
~
Annie Johnson Flint

5 comments:

The Sisters said...

Hi Chyrll,
That was a very nice Poem,Hope you have a great weekend!

~Holly&Katie~

Karen said...

I think i've heard this before. It is really good.

Morgan said...

Hello Miss Chyrll!

Thank you so much for the comment on my blog. :D I very much enjoyed reading this poem, and it was an encouragement to me. God Bless!

Happymama said...

Love that poem!

~Kristi

Anna S said...

OK, this is something I *must* keep in my encouraging quotes notebook!