April 19, 2017

 

this life so sorely needs a light
a tender ray or a gentle gleam
of light to shine and so dispel
the darkness so closely surrounding
we who perish here in need of
hope

this desperate life so fair and fleet
so long assailed by darkness, fails
has insufficient strength to stand
falls, overwhelmed by our sudden tears
we fail, dismayed, sore in need of
joy

this life so needful of a chance to
live, to spread its wings in flight
has but despair to claim its own
vainly look to the help of faith left
dormant on the shelf, in dust, to
fail

this life could in such glory shine
could such light upon despair bestow
yet unconcerned it stands aside, its
great power for life abused, it
stands useless while the garden
wilts

 

It is so sad to see,
God is so glorious
yet we think it small
to belittle His glory
for our own pleasure