I received in the mail this week another vintage book on the 23rd Psalm; it is called Through Sunshine and Shadow-by Elizabeth Todd. Scribbled in a few places were handwritten lines of prose, seemingly by a previous owner of the volume, sometime around 1912. I do not know if any other eyes through the course of history have ever seen these lines, but a hundred plus years later I am publishing them… perhaps for the first time. Enjoy!
“All is Well”
In the center of the circle
Of the will of God I stand;
There can be no second causes,
All must come from His dear hand.
All is well! For ‘tis my Father
Who my life hath planned.
Shall I pass through waves of sorrow,
Then I know it will be best.
Though I cannot know the reason,
I can trust and so am blest.
God is love, and God is faithful,
So in perfect peace I rest.
With the shade and with the sunshine,
With the joy and with the pain.
Lord, I trust Thee! Both are needed,
Each my wayward child to train.
Earthly loss, did we but know it
After means our Heavenly gain.
An Unknown Friend