Poetry: Our Light Affliction

R.J. Sweetnam

Every trial brings us nearer
To the place for which we long
Heaven's joys will much dearer
Sweeter the celestial song.

If we through the trials have waited,
Glad expectancy at heart,
Glory's ages contemplated
Never more from Christ to part.

Strength He gives us for our journey
Home to Heaven's happy shore.
Look up Christian! Christ is coming!
Soon, our troubles will be o'er.