Published in Memories and Other Verses, June 1991.

"In everything give thanks."

"Rejoice and be glad."


I'm glad I've had a checkered life,
With sorrow, joy and pain;
Hard work and rest, frustrations, too,
With sunshine and with rain.
How else could I have proved my God
Or seen his loving face?
My joy, my strength, my all in all;
My rock, my dwelling place.
For with my God, there is no change,
Nor shadow of his turning,
He supplies my every need
And satisfies each yearning.