God's Kind Care
God hath not promised Skies always blue,
All our lives thro;
God hath not promised Sun without rain,
JOY without sorrow,
Peace without pain.
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.
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:
But God hath Promised Strength for the day,
Rest for the labor,
Light for the way, Grace for the trials,
help from above,
Unfailing Sympathy, undying love.
Annie Johnson Flint