Contributed by MARCIA PHILBRICK.


As I sat beside the ocean
The old song came to me
"There's a wideness to God's mercy.
Like the wideness of the sea."
As I watched the waves come rolling.
Never ending, never still;
So God's mercies roll upon those
Who strive to do this will.
Tho we say we see the ocean
Human eye ne'er sees it all.
So God's wonderous love and mercy
Is more than enough for all.
But sometimes a rock, upstanding
Parts the waters as they come.
Breaks the smooth incoming current,
Throws it back in seething foam.
So our human wills set, stubborn
In defiance of this plan
Breaks the steady flow of blessings
God would gladly sent to man
Let us then keep our wills humble.
Always try his will to see.
When all wills are all then submissive
Earth a paradise will be.

~Josephine Winifred Hammond Crawford

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