we may wait till He explains,
because we know that Jesus reigns.
it puzzles me; but, Lord, You understandest,
and will one day explain this crooked thing.
meanwhile, i know that it has worked out Your best
its very crookedness taught me to cling.
You fenced up my ways, made my paths crooked,
to keep my wand'ring eyes fixed on You,
to make me what i was not, humble, patient;
to draw my heart from earthly love to You.
so i will thank and praise You for this puzzle,
and trust where i cannot understand.
rejoicing You do hold me worth such testing,
i cling the closer to Your guiding hand.