THE POETRY OF SHARON CHURCH (by members, circa mid-1960's)
You are never completely defeated in life,
As long as you keep on trying--
No matter the trouble, whatever the strife,
God's interest in YOU, is undying.
He wants for His children,
Life's very best things--
And the gift of salvation to
All them He brings--
You've been in a hurry,
A hurry to where?
You've stumbled, and fallen,
And think it's unfair,
That other folks' plans
Aren't shattered, like yours--
And your hall of life,
Is meeting closed doors--
Each one is pursuing the path of your choice,
While grumbling so loud that you can't hear His voice, when He bids you, "Be still,
And know I am God"--
So take a good look at the path you have trod.
You kneel down to pray, ask, His will be done,
And then you complain, when your own will's not done
Just trust our dear Saviour to handle your life,
Know the power of His love undying-
And remember, You're never completely defeated in life,
As long as you keep on trying.
by Aldena Hedge Sieber