"If We Evermind"
Whether it be two roads
Or a sea to travel
Uncharted, we have no reason
To fear or need to quake
Because He has not left us
Empty or weak, but rich with truth.
And if we heed, we will not be blind;
If indeed we harken - if we evermind.
When comes a day that darkness shrouds
Or plenty falls away to famine,
We need not say that we’re abandoned
For all the way He stands, and patiently,
Tenderly He waits for us to follow
The pin-prick daylight He spreads
Before our feet. May we trusting walk the line
Betwixt the dangers on either side. May we evermind.
The same on morning splendor,
When feasting on goodness fattens
Our minds, and lazing softens our faith,
May we trusting turn our glass
And reckon Him. Not mistaking the blessing
From His hand for working of our own,
We praising stand and thank in kind
For gifting us with life and truth to evermind.
There is no trace of human wisdom to compare
With a single phrase of His light. He stands
Above and sways the nations,
He speaks and worlds obey His smallest whim.
He willingly explains in words so clear –
So humanly plain – that we can meet each challenge.
We can trust His way and tread sublime
For He creates the truth that we must evermind.
And when we keep His words before our eye
And turn our feet toward His Book,
His perfect wisdom metes to us in measure
Exactly what we need. There is no want,
But always greets us on the morn
Bounteous mercy and grace and direction
Perfect to speed us toward His chosen time;
If we follow, if we listen, learn, and evermind.