"God Is Good"
I faced a future all unknown,
No opening could I see,
I heard without the night wind moan,
The ways were dark to me,--
"I cannot face it all alone
O be Thou near to me!"
I had done sums, and sums, and sums,
Inside my aching head.
I'd tried in vain to pierce the glooms
That lay so thick ahead.
But two and two will not make five,
Nor will do when I'm dead.
And then I thought of Him who fed
Five thousand hungry men,
With five small casual loaves of bread,--
Would He were here again!--
Dear God! hast Thou still miracles
For the troubled sons of men?
He has, He will, He worketh still,
In ways most wonderful.
He drew me from the miry clay,
He filled my cup quite full.
And while my heart can speak I'll tell
His love unspeakable.
"Rest in the Lord!"--I saw it there,
On the tablets of the night.
And, comforted, I dropped my care
Where burdens have no weight.
Then, trustfully, I turned and slept,
And woke, and it was light.
God works to-day as He did of old
For the lightening of men's woes.
His wonders never can be told,
His goodness no man knows,--
His Love, His Power, His Tenderness,--
Nor shall do till life's close.
His kindness is so very great,
His greatness is so good.
He looks upon my low estate,
He gives me daily food.
And nothing is too small for Him,--
Yes, truly! God is good.
O taste and see that the LORD is good:
blessed is the man that trusteth in him.
But it is good for me to draw near to God:
I have put my trust in the Lord GOD,
that I may declare all thy works.
For the LORD God is a sun and shield:
the LORD will give grace and glory: no good
thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.
The LORD is good, a strong hold in the day
of trouble; and he knoweth them that trust in him.
Expounding on Nahum 1:7, Barnes Commentary says the following:
"The Lord is good: a stronghold in the day of trouble..."
Good and doing good, and full of sweetness; alike good and mighty;
good in giving Himself and imparting His goodness to His own; yea
“none is good, save God” (says Luke 18:19); Himself the stronghold
wherein His own amy take refuge; both in the troubles of this life,
in which “He will not suffer us to be tempted above that we are able”
(1Corinthians 10:13) and in that Day, which shall hem them in on
every side, and leave no place of escape except Himself."
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