Dark

 
 

The sun illuminates the cloudy sky
With spots of brightness by and by
And far away the streaks of light
Mean someone basks in sunshine bright.
 
When clouds would over-paint the sun
And make me think the day is done,
I must remember, then, the sight
Of deepest darkness, near midnight.
 
When I compare the day to night,
the clouds can't hope to dim the light.
 
And when I think that God's not there--
A vale of tears, a load to bear--
I must consider, then, the sight
Of deepest darkness, ôspirit night".
 
But then, I've never known a time
When God had "set", His pow'r sublime
Was truly absent from my life,
Regardless of this present strife.
 
His light to dark I can't compare;
I've never seen dark anywhere.
Lauren C. Lilly
1996