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"God Knows" by Minnie Louise Haskins.

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Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 31 Dec 2012 20:57


Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 31 Dec 2012 20:57

And 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. And He led me towards the hills and the breaking of day in the lone East.

So heart be still:
What need our little life
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 mind shall fill.


Harry Report 31 Dec 2012 21:10

You've beaten me to it this year Joy. King George's message pre -war - always struck a deep chord with me. (Minnie Haskins original of course)

Happy days


AnninGlos Report 31 Dec 2012 21:11

Thank you for that Joy.

Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 31 Dec 2012 23:27



AnnCardiff Report 1 Jan 2013 00:05

lovely :-) :-) <3 <3

The Border Reiver

The Border Reiver Report 1 Jan 2013 08:09

Happy New Year to you Joy - may 2013 be happy, prosperous and blessed with good health,


kandj Report 1 Jan 2013 14:04

Had the verse on a little card in my handbag for several years, very dog-eared now Joy but very meaningful. Thanks for sharing. Have a Happy New Year.