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First Line: Out of our pain and struggle
Last Line: The goodness which brims the days!
Alternate Author Name(s): Van Deth, Gerrit, Mrs.
Subject(s): Altars; Jesus Christ = Suffering & Sacrifice; Religious Education; Worship; Sunday Schools; Yeshivas; Parochial Schools

OUT of our pain and struggle,
"Up from our grief and dole,
We are swift to cry to the Healer
For the touch that makes us whole.

Alas! we are not so ready,
In the day of our joy and crown,
With the palms and the fragrant incense
Laid at His altar down.

And how it must grieve the Master
That His own are so slow to praise,
In the flush of their peace and gladness,
The goodness which brims the days!

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