The Way to God

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  1. The Way to God

    If my days were untroubled
    and my heart always light
    Would I seek that fair land
    where there is no night;
    If I never grew weary
    with the weight of my load
    Would I search for God's peace
    at the end of the road;
    If I never knew sickness
    and never felt pain
    Would I reach for his hand
    to help and sustain;
    If I walked not with sorrow
    and lived without loss
    Would my soul seek sweet solace
    at the foot of the cross;
    If all I desired was mine
    day by day
    Would I kneel before God
    and earnestly pray;
    If God sent no winter
    to freeze me with fear
    Would I yearn for the warmth
    of spring every year;
    I ask myself this
    and the answer is plain---
    If my life were all pleasure
    and I never knew pain
    I'd seek God less often
    and need Him much less,
    For God's sought more often
    in times of distress,
    And no one knows God
    or sees Him as plain
    As those who have met Him
    on the pathway of pain.

    Helen Steiner Rice

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