Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Holding Fast

Found this in my devotions today:

In the bitter waves of woe
     Beaten and tossed about
By the sullen winds that blow
     From the desolate shores of doubt,
Where the anchors that faith has cast
     Are dragging in the gale,
I am quietly holding fast
     To the things that cannot fail.

And fierce though the fiends may fight,
     And long though the angels hide,
I know that truth and right
     Have the universe on their side;
And that somewhere beyond the stars
     Is a love that is better than fate.
When the night unlocks her bars
     I will see Him - and I will wait.

 ~ by Washington Gladden

The greatest challenge in receiving great things from God is holding on for the last half hour.

Hold fast, dear reader. Hold fast.


Anonymous said...

the poems name is Knowledge, by Washington Gladden,
not your plaigerized version missing many lines,called Holding Fast,
Check out the real poem at lazfreedman.com

Emily said...

thank you for finding the name of the poem. "Holding Fast" was merely the name of the post, not of the poem and perhaps you didn't see, but i did cite Washington Gladden at the end. i enjoyed reading the full version on your site though. blessings.

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