What God Hath Promised


God hath not promised skies always blue,
Flower-strewn pathways all our lives through.
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
But God hath promised strength for the day,
Rest for the laborer, light for the way
Grace for the trials, help from above,
Unfailing sympathy, undying love.

Thomas Case