His Ways

His Ways 

We only in small measure
can understand His ways.
He brings us pain or pleasure
both light and dark our days
But for our good it worketh all
and brings us nearer to the goal

His paths are just - His word is true
In us he works both day and night
And takes from us what is His due
Then gives what seems good in his sight

When time has stopped and all the worlds
to Him have bowed the knee
When His great name is known and loved
and there is no more sea
we'll take a moment maybe two -
rejoice in what He brought us through
Perhaps remember happy days
Where love prevailed in all HIS ways
And those dark nights were really not
Quite what they seemed to be -
The darkness only veiled the light
to his eternity.


David W. Rowley