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God Knows - a Famous Poem in Full

HT Angela for this one which moves us from the (rightly) truncated form used by George VI at the start of war to a version more fitting for life as we experience it now (copyright unknown, formatting as per web so may be inaccurate)...


God Knows

I said to the man who stood at the Gate of the Year,

"Give me a light that I may tread safely into the unknown."

And he replied, "Go out into the darkness, and put your hand into the hand of God.

That shall be to you better than light, and safer than a known way."


So I went forth,

And finding the hand of God,

Trod gladly into the night.

He led me towards the hills

And the breaking of day in the lone east.

So heart be still!

What need our human life to know

If God hath comprehension?

In all the dizzy strife of things,

Both high and low,

God hideth his intention.


God knows. His will

Is best. The stretch of years

Which wind ahead, so dim

To our imperfect vision,

Are clear to God. Our fears

Are premature. In Him

All time hath full provision.

Then rest; until

God moves to lift the veil

From our impatient eyes,

When, as the sweeter features

Of life's stern face we hail,

Fair beyond all surmise,

God's thought around His creatures

Our minds shall fill.

Minnie Haskins, sourced from here


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