Will they who look to the Lord for bread
Be given only a stone instead?
To Wrestle With

Will they who look to the Lord for bread
Be given only a stone instead?
Will they who praise and exalt His name
With shining faces be put to shame?

Will those who trust in a carnal plan
More blessing have than the humble man
Who looks alone to the God of grace
And trusts in Him for a higher place?

Won’t those who proudly a place assume
In shame be moved to a lower room?
But he who sits in the lowest chair
Won’t he be bidden to rise from there?

Shall not the judge of the earth do right
And answer those who in Him delight?
Won’t He fulfill His own word to them
To honor those who will honor Him?

Though none are worthy to thus be blessed,
And I the least among all the rest,
Won’t Jacob’s God still embrace the weak
And give His blessing to those who seek?

~ Nita Brainard

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