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                         Perfect Peace

    I LOOK NOT BACK – God knows the fruitless efforts,
    The wasted hours, the sinning and regrets,
    I leave them all with Him who blots the record,
    And graciously forgives, and then forgets.

    I LOOK NOT FORWARD – God sees all the future,
    The road that short or long, will lead me home;
    And He will face with me its every trial,
    And bear for me the burden that may come.

    I LOOK NOT AROUND ME – Then would fears assail me,
    So wild the tumult of life’s restless sea;
    So dark the world, so filled with war and evil,
    So vain the hope of comfort and of ease.

    I LOOK NOT INWARD – That would make me wretched,
    For I have naught on which to stay my trust;
    Nothing I see but failures and shortcomings,
    And weak endeavors crumbling into dust.

    BUT I LOOK UP – UP into the face of JESUS!
    For there my heart can rest, my fears are stilled;
    And there is joy, and love, and light for darkness,
    And perfect peace, and every hope fulfilled.

    – Selected.

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