The Ways Of The Lord
"I asked for help, that I might do
greater things. I was given infirmity
that I might do better things.
I asked God for strength that I
Might achieve. I was made weak that I
Might learn humbly to obey.
I asked for all things that I
Might enjoy life. I was given life,
That I might enjoy all things.
I got nothing that I asked for;
But everything I hoped for.
Despite myself, my prayers were
Answered. I am among all men, most
The foregoing was scribbled a century ago by an anonymous soldier of the Confederacy.