Tuesday, January 15, 2008

He Goeth On Before


Dark is the sky and veiled the unknown morrow
Dark is life's way, for night is not yet o'er;
The longed-for glimpse I may not meanwhile borrow;
But, this I know, HE GOETH ON BEFORE.

Dangers are nigh and fears my mind are shaking;
Heart seems to dread what life may hold in store;
But I am His--He knows the way I'm taking,
More blessed still--HE GOETH ON BEFORE.

Doubts cast their weird, unwelcome shadows o'er me,
Doubts that life's best--life's choicest things are o'er;
What but His Word can strengthen, can restore me,
And this blest fact; that still HE GOES BEFORE.

HE GOES BEFORE! Be this my consolation!
He goes before! On this my heart would dwell!
He goes before! This guarantees salvation!
HE GOES BEFORE! And therefore all is well.

--J. D. Smith

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Lacey:

This poem was just what I needed to hear today! Thanks for posting it! What a blessed comfort that "He Goeth On Before"!! Sometimes the way does seem so dark, and drear, but I'm grateful that I serve a God who does Go On Before me, and make my way strait! I love, and miss ya tons! Keep the posts coming! I'm just loving to death that you, and Ab both have a blog!!

Love And Hugs!
Bekah

Lacey Martin said...

Thanks, Bekah! I'm glad it was what you needed to hear. It spoke to me when I read it and was what I needed to hear, too.

I'll keep the posts coming, missy! You keep the comments coming, enkay?

Love,
Lace

Anonymous said...

You can be sure I'll keep the comments coming Lace! I think you, and Ab's blog are my favorite blogs to check! In fact I know they are! I was so... pleased to see we got in your post about the overall year 2007 review! Your visit was definatly one of the highlights that rated very near the top for me in 2007! You two really need to come visit again! It's so much fun to get together with such sweet sisters in the Lord! I'm so glad we can keep in touch through the blogs now! It's so perfect!

Love,
Bek:)

Lacey Martin said...

I love getting comments! We will have to get together sometime this year. I would like to do it in the warmer weather if we could. How was your birthday? Did you feel older? Thanks for visiting our blogs! How are you doing these days?

Love,
Lace

Anonymous said...

Hey Lace:

I have to go, but I've got a comment saved for you on the computer at home, if I can only get the page to load properly! We seriously need to invest in a better computer!:( I get so mad at it sometimes! I love the re-construction of your blog! It's darling!

Love, and Miss Ya Tons!
Bekah

P.S. Be looking for my comment! Love Ya Sweet Friend!