But at last we learn the lesson,
That God knows what is best;
For with wisdom comes patience,
And of patience comes rest;
Yea—a golden thread is shining,
Through the tangled woof of fate;
And our hearts shall thank Him meekly,
That He taught us how to wait.
—from The Hardest Time of All by Sarah Doudney.
Sarah Doudney: Selected Poems and Hymns