Because Thou hast taught it in sorrow and hope deferred…

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“O God, who hast made me and all things, hear four songs of praise. One for my feet, because they are sore and slow, now that they draw near the door. One for my head, because it is bowed and hoary, now that Thou crownest it with the sun. One for my heart, because Thou hast taught it in sorrow and hope deferred that it is the road that makes the home. And one for the daisy at my feet.”

G. K. Chesterton, Homesick at Home, 1896

Hope deferred makes the heart sick, But desire fulfilled is a tree of life.

(Proverbs 13:12)

The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace.

(Numbers 6:24-26)

pray without ceasing; in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

(1 Thessalonians 5:17-18)

 

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