Say Not My Soul From Whence? (Poem by T.T. Lynch)

Say Not My Soul From Whence

by Thomas T. Lynch (1818-1871)

Say not, my soul, “From whence
Can God relieve my care?”
Remember that Omnipotence
Hath servants everywhere.

His help is always sure,
His methods seldom guessed;
Delay will make our pleasure pure:
Surprise will give it zest.

His wisdom is sublime,
His heart supremely kind:
God never is before His time,
And never is behind.

Hast thou assumed a load
Which none will bear with thee?
And art thou bearing it for God
And shall He fail to see?

Be comforted at heart,
Thou art not left alone;
Now thou the Lord’s companion art
Soon thou shalt share his throne.