God Will Have a Tried People

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Pain stayed so long, I said to him today; 
I will not have you with me anymore! 
I stamped my foot and said "be on your way!" 
and paused there. Startled at the look he wore

"I, who have been your friend;" he said to me "I, 
who have been your teacher--all you know of understanding, 
love, of sympathy, and patience--I have taught you. Shall I go?"

He spoke the truth, this strange unwelcome guest. 
I watched him leave and knew that he was wise. 
He left a heart grown tender in my breast. 
He left a far clearer vision in my eyes.

I dried my tears and lifted up a song 
even for one who'd tortured me so long!