"He Careth For You"
"Weep not, though lonely and wild be thy path,
And the storm may be gath'ring around;
There is One who can shield from the hurricane's wrath,
And that One may forever be found.
He is with thee, around thee, He lists to thy cry,
And thy tears are recorded by Him.
A pillar of fire He will be in thine eyes,
Whose brightness no shadow can dim.
Oh, follow it still through the darkness of night;
In safety 'twill lead to the morrow,
'Tis not like the meteor of earth's fickle light,
Often quenched in delusion and sorrow.
For pure is the beam, and unfading the ray,
And the tempests assail it in vain;
When the mists of this world are all vanished away
In its brightness it still will remain.
And weep not, though none be around thee to love,
For a Father is with thee to bless;
And if griefs have exalted thy spirit above
Oh, say, wouldst thou wish for one less?
He is with thee, whose favor forever is life;
Could a mortal arm guard thee so well?
Oh, hush the vain wish, calm thy bosom's wild strife,
And forbid e'en a thought to rebel."
- Taken from, "The Cross-Bearer; A Vision (1861)"; American Tract Society; on pages 176 & 177