“YOUR FATHER KNOWETH WHAT THINGS YE HAVE NEED OF”
MATT. 6: 8.
OUR Father knows what things we need
Each step along the way,
His eye of love doth never sleep,–
He watches night and day.
He knows sometimes, like ripening grain,
We need the sunshine bright,
Again He sends the peace that comes
With shadows of the night.
Sometimes our pride would fain unfurl
Ambition’s flaunting sail,–
Ah! then He knows we need to walk
Sometimes He takes our eager hands
And folds them on our breast,
He gently lays our work aside,–
He knows we need to rest.
Sometimes we need companionship,
Sometimes, “the wilderness,”–
How sweet to feel He’ll know and give
The state that most will bless!
Then let us leave it all with Him.
Assured that, come what may,
Our father knows just what we need.
Upon our pilgrim-way.
Daily Heavenly Manna