By Helen Steiner Rice


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You Too Must Weep
By Helen Steiner Rice

Let me not live a life that's free
from "The Things" that draw me close to you Thee

For How can I ever hope to heal
the wounds of others I do not feel
If my eyes are dry and I never weep

How do I know when the hurt is deep
If my heart is cold and it never bleeds,

How can I tell what my brother needs
For when my ears are deaf to the beggar's plea
And we close our eyes and refuse to see
And we steel our hearts and harden our mind,
And we count it a weakness whenever we're kind
We are no longer following THE FATHER'S WAY
or seeking His guidance from day to day

For, without "crosses to carry" and "burdens to bear",
we dance through a life that is frothy and fair
And "chasing the rainbow" we have no desire
for "roads that are rough" and "realms that are higher"

So spare me no heartache or sorrow, dear Lord
For the heart that is hurt reaps the richest reward,
and God enters the heart that is broken with sorrow
As He opens the door to a - BRIGHTER TOMORROW,
For only through tears can we recognize
The suffering that lies in another's eyes