What God Has Promised
Alfred B Smith
God has not promised skies always blue
Flower-strewn pathways all our lives through
God has not promised sun without rain
Joy without sorrow, peace without pain.
God has not promised we shall not know,
Toil and temptation, trouble and woe;
He has not told us we shall not bear
many a burden, many a care.
God has 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 HAS PROMISED STRENGTH FOR THE DAY,
REST FOR THE LABOUR, LIGHT FOR THE WAY,
GRACE FOR THE TRIALS – HELP FROM ABOVE
UNFAILING KINDNESS, UNDYING LOVE.