*I'm just a soul whose intentions are good, Oh Lord! please don't let me be misunderstood*


*God’s Hand on the Anvil*

~ Julius Sturm ~

God's Hand on the anvil

JEHOVAH God's great hammer, blow on blow, shaping our soul


Pain’s furnace heat within me quivers,

God’s breath upon the flame does blow,

And all my heart in anguish shivers

And trembles at the fiery glow;

And yet I whisper, “As God’s will!”

And in the hottest fire hold still.

He comes and lays my heart, all heated;

On the hard anvil, minded so

Into His own fair shape to beat it

With His great hammer, blow on blow;

And yet I whisper, “As God will!”

And at His heaviest blows hold still.

He takes my softened heart and beats it;

The sparks fly off at every blow;

He turns it over and over and heats it,

And lets it cool, and makes it glow;

And yet I whisper, “As God will!”

And in His mighty hand hold still.

Why should I complain for the sorrow

Then only longer-lived would be;

The end may come, and will tomorrow,

When God has done His work in me;

So I say trusting, “As God will!”

And, trusting to the end, hold still.

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