Faith Edgar Guest This much I know: God does not wrong us here, Though oft His judgments seem severe And reason falters 'neath the blow, Some day we'll learn 'twas better so. So oft I've erred In trifling matters of my own concern; So oft I've blundered at the simplest turn, Chosen the false path or the foolish word That what I call my judgment seems absurd. My puny reason cries Against the bitter and the cruel blows, Measuring the large world by the inch it knows, Seeing all joy and pain through selfish eyes, Not knowing hurt and suffering may be wise. But I have come to see, So vast God's love, so infinite His plan That it is well it was not left to man To alter or to say what is to be, When reason failed, faith also then would flee. God knoweth best! Through the black night and agony of grief Faith whispers low: "Hold fast to your belief! In time His purpose He shall manifest, Then shall you learn how greatly you were blest."