159. For Those Who Wait
For those who wait for some good thing,
Time seems to pass with glacial speed.
Despite the songs of hope we sing,
We fear God may ignore our needs.
The adversary smiles, and laughs,
And moves new set-backs in our way.
While striving on the Covenant Path,
Our fears and doubts could grow each day.
Of all the virtues God may give,
It may be patience is most rare.
We learn, through strife, that we must live,
Depending on God's constant care.
So we give thanks for trials past,
Which taught us he was always there,
To give us grace and help us last,
Before we fell to sin's despair.
So we should wait with quiet faith,
Despite our griefs, we still believe,
Our Lord will ever keep us safe--
In His "due time" we shall receive.
Then let us succor those in need,
From children, weak, to seniors, frail.
Support and cheer them as they seek,
To heed His Voice: "Let Me Prevail".
And let us trust the Holy One,
Who spent His whole life, "doing good".
Atoning power from God's Son,
Will help us see life as we should.
Our griefs and pains shall pass away,
As if a dream, forever gone.
In Heaven's glory we shall stay,
To sing, as one, our grateful songs.
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