Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, THE RIGHT MUST WIN, by FREDERICK WILLIAM FABER



Poetry Explorer

Classic and Contemporary Poetry

Rhyming Dictionary Search
THE RIGHT MUST WIN, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: O, it is hard to work for god
Last Line: To falter would be sin!
Subject(s): Religion; Theology


O, it is hard to work for God,
To rise and take his part
Upon this battle-field of earth,
And not sometimes lose heart!

He hides himself so wondrously,
As though there were no God;
He is least seen when all the powers
Of ill are most abroad.

Or he deserts us at the hour
The fight is all but lost;
And seems to leave us to ourselves
Just when we need him most.

Ill masters good, good seems to change
To ill with greater ease;
And, worst of all, the good with good
Is at cross-purposes.

Ah! God is other than we think;
His ways are far above,
Far beyond reason's height, and reached
Only by childlike love.

Workman of God! O, lose not heart,
But learn what God is like;
And in the darkest battle-field
Thou shalt know where to strike.

Thrice blest is he to whom is given
The instinct that can tell
That God is on the field when he
Is most invisible.

Blest, is he who can divine
Where the real right doth lie,
And dares to take the side that seems
Wrong to man's blindfold eye.

For right is right, since God is God;
And right the day must win;
To doubt would be disloyalty,
To falter would be sin!




Other Poems of Interest...



Home: PoetryExplorer.net