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We Hold Our Gladness

By LinnieJane Burks

If sheer joy is racing madly through my veins,
       If bright floating bubbles full of bliss I see,
If all things have happened right and good today,
       Teach me to come and share it, Lord, with Thee.

At evening, often do we cry in pain--
       When cares and burdens come to press us down;
To God we turn and eagerly we seek
       For help, where love and mercy do abound.

But, if good fortune transforms all our days,
       Into a blaze of glory and delight;
With selfish happiness clutched close inside,
       We dream, while God walks lonely thru' the night.

©Linnie Jane Joslin Burks

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