If We Could See Beyond Today (#126)
If we could see beyond today
As God can see,
If all the clouds should roll away,
The shadows flee;
O’er present griefs we would not fret,
Each sorrow we would soon forget,
For many joys are waiting yet
For you and me.
If we could know beyond today
As God doth know,
Why dearest treasures pass away,
And tears must flow;
And why the darkness leads to light,
Why dreary days will soon grow bright,
Some day life’s wrong will be made right,
Faith tells us so.
If we could see, if we could know
We often say,
But God in love a veil doth throw
Across our way.
We cannot see what lies before,
And so we cling to Him the more,
He leads us till this life is o’er,
Trust and obey.
—Norman J. Clayton
I know not the way I am going,
But well do I know my Guide!
With a childlike faith do I give my hand
To the mighty Friend by my side.
And the only thing that I say to Him
As He takes it, is, Hold it fast!
Suffer me not to lose the way,
And lead me home at last.