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Count It Done

V. Raymond Edman, But God!, (Zondervan Publishing House, Grand Rapids; 1962), p. 53

A father wrote to his son,Who was faraway from home;"I have sent you a beautiful gift,It may be delayed, but &ls;twill come;It is what you have wanted most,And have asked for many days;"And before the child received the giftHe voiced his thanks and praise.

Our Father saith unto us:"Your need shall be supplied;Ask and receive that your joy be filled,And My joy in you abide."Shall we wait to thank till we seeThe answer to every prayer?

Forbear to praise till we feelThe lifted pressure of care?Nay, let us trust His wordAnd know that the thing is done,For His promise is just as sureAs a father's to his son.

- Annie Johnson Flint