Tuesday, July 4, 2017

found on the body of a Confederate soldier, 1861-1865 known but to God

I asked God for strength, that I might achieve,
I was made weak, that I might learn humbly to obey,
I asked God for Health, that I might do greater things,
I asked for riches, that I might be happy,
I was given poverty, that I might be wise,
I asked for power, that I might have the praise of men,
I was given weakness, that I might feel the need of God.
I asked for all things, that I might enjoy life,
I was given life, that I might enjoy all things.
I got nothing that I asked for, but everything I had hoped for.
Almost despite myself, my unspoken prayers were answered.
I am among men, most richly blessed.

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