GIFT OF GOD

This Poem Is From A Colletion Of Christian And Patriotic Poetry
By George A. Wiens


OH, FOR A SCOPE THAT I MIGHT SEE,
NOT ACROSS MOUNTAINS OR PLAIN OR SEA,
BUT ONE FILLED WITH INSIGHT AND CHARITY,
THAT I MIGHT SEE IN MYSELF WHAT OTHERS SEE IN ME.

OH, FOR A FAITH SO STRONG AND GREAT,
ONE THAT WILL REACH UP TO HEAVEN'S GATE,
ONE THAT WILL STRENGHTEN AND BUILD UP STRAIGHT,
THE BACKBONE OF LIFE BEFORE IT IS TO LATE.

OH, FOR A LOVE FOR MY FELLOW MAN,
THAT I MIGHT BE OF HELP WHERE EVER I AM,
THAT I MIGHT THEIR TRUST BUILD UP AND NOT BAN,
THAT I MIGHT WIN THE RACE THAT OTHER MEN RAN.

OH, FOR A TRUST IN GOD'S GREAT HAND,
TO TRUST HIM ANYWHERE I HAPPEN TO LAND,
TO LET HIM GUIDE ME BY THE HAND,
AND EVENTUALLY JOIN HIM IN HEAVEN'S GREAT BAND.

OH, FOR A GRACE TO GIVE AND TAKE,
THINGS THAT LIFE LEAVES IN HER WAKE,
TO FORGIVE THE EVILS THAT OTHERS MAKE.
AND SHARE MY BLESSINGS FOR FRIENDSHIP'S SAKE,

OH FOR A PIECE IN WITHIN MY SOUL,
THAT I MIGHT TRUE LOVE ON OTHERS CONDOLE,
A PEACE THAT I CAN CARRY ON THRU TO MY GOAL,
TILL I HAVE COMPLETED MAN'S LIFE LONG ROLE,

OH, FOR THE KNOWLEDGE OF HOW TO USE,
THESE GIFTS OF GOD WITHOUT ABUSE,
THU TO THE END OF LIFE'S LONG FUSE,
WHERE DEATH IS THE BEARER OF GOD'S JUDGEMENT NEWS.