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386. Oh, deem not they are blest alone

1 Oh, deem not they are blest alone,
Whose lives a peaceful tenor keep;
For God, who pities man, hath shown
A blessing for the eyes that weep.

2 The light of smiles shall fill again
The lids that overflow with tears;
And weary hours of woe and pain
Are promises of happier years.

3 There is a day of sunny rest
For every dark and troubles night;
And grief may bide an evening guest,
But joy shall come with early light.

4 Nor let the good man's trust depart,
Though life its common gifts deny;
Though with a pierced and broken heart
And spurn'd of men he goes to die.

5 For God has mark'd each sorrowing day,
And number'd every secret tear,
And heaven's long age of bliss shall pay
For all His children suffer here.

Text Information
First Line: Oh, deem not they are blest alone
Publication Date: 1870
Meter: L. M.
Topic: Affilction; Christians: their life and experience; Goodness of God: a ground of trust (2 more...)
Notes: Author from index: Bryant
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