'Tis well that she cannot foresee
What lies "beyond the bend"--
For she could shrink in dread and fear
At what this life would send.
It's been a year of changes, Lord--
But she has learned to see
Her Love's unfolding tenderness
And faithfulness to her!
When grief bears down and tears her heart--
When sadness overwhelms--
When disappointment lingers on--
Still Love is at the helm!
When life does not turn out the same
As she had hoped it might--
When plans and dreams lie shattered,
And tears have dimmed her sight--
It's then that she must lift her eyes
To the One Who's in control--
Her Love, Who Watches over her--
The Lover of her soul.