I Thessalonians 1:2-10; 2:10-12
Afflictions in life are often the pilgrim’s way,
Hard times and sorrow seldom escape a day.
With patience of hope, we labor with love
Working by faith to please the Father above.
But in the midst of trials our joy still abounds,
Filled with the Spirit His love surrounds.
Called to walk worthy, unblameful and just,
Tis only possible as in His Word we trust.
The pilgrim’s High Rock when the deep billows blow,
Gives mercy, peace and joy that satisfies the soul.
Chosen in Christ we must patiently wait,
For that day of no affliction – just joy at the gate!