My God is good and He is wise.
When pain cuts deep and all hope dies,
This world’s aches bid me hide my eyes;
But God is good and He is wise.
My God is wise and holds me near.
When my mind quakes with awful fear,
When agony brings me to tears,
My God is wise and He is near.
My God is near and guides my way
Through thorny nights and stormy days.
Bless Him—He gives and takes away;
My God is near and guides my way.
My God guides me with His good hand.
I fall in grief in this dark land,
But by His grace I know I’ll stand
And walk—led by my good God’s hand.
How wise His way; how rich His grace!
All sorrows gone, all tears erased;
All fades before that glorious face.
poem copyright 2015 by Erin Kilmer
photographs copyright 2015 by Irv Cobb