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The Father Knows Best

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Our Father knows what's best for us so why should we complainWe always want the sunshineBut He knows there must be rain.We love the sound of laughterAnd the merriment of cheerBut our hears would lose their tendernessIf we never shed a tear...

Our Father tests us often With suffering and with sorrowHe tests us, not to punish us,But to help us meet tomorrow...For growing trees are strengthenedwhen they withstand the stormAnd the sharp cut of the chiselGives the diamond grace and form...

God never hurts us needlessly,and He never wastes our pain,For every loss He sends usis followed by rich gain...And when we count the blessingsthat God so freely sent,We'll find no cause for murmuringAnd no time to lament...

For our Father loves His children, And to Him all things are plain,So He never sends us pleasureWhen the soul's deep need is pain...So whenever we are troubled,And when everything goes wrong,It's just God working in us,To make our Spirit strong...