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God hath not promised skies always blue by Annie Johnson Flint

  • God hath not promised skies always blue,
    Flower-strewn pathways all our lives through;
    God hath not promised sun without rain,
    Joy without sorrow, peace without pain.
  • But God hath promised strength for the day,
    Rest for the labor, light for the way,
    Grace for the trials, help from above,
    Unfailing sympathy, undying love.
  • God hath not promised we shall not know
    Toil and temptation, trouble and woe;
    He hath not told us we shall not bear
    Many a burden, many a care.
  • God hath not promised smooth roads and wide,
    Swift, easy travel, needing no guide;
    Never a mountain, rocky and steep,
    Never a river, turbid and deep.

Source: http://www.hymnal.net/hymn.php/h/720#ixzz1gEoILGG1

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4 Responses to God hath not promised skies always blue by Annie Johnson Flint

  • alice m gallant says:

    always loved this poem..anything by annie Johnson flint is great

  • Vickilynn Stevens says:

    I am a brand new fan of Annie Johnson Flint. Thank you for introducing her to me.

  • Barbara Willis says:

    Dr. David Jeremiah the Bible Teacher in the U.S. mentioned Amy Johnson in his message online today. Just reminded me of her in years past and have been blessed by listening and reading this poem again. Will pass it on to a Christian friend who is experiencing a setback in her health at this stage. She is due to have a hip replacement next month but it may not occur due to finding she has a heart murmur. God has given her the gift of encouraging people in the Lord and I am sure this poem would encourage her also. I'm glad I found your website. Blessings

  • Robert burton says:

    This is a wonderful and inspiring poem. I was looking at flint websites and just happened to come across this site by accident. But God makes no mistakes! I too am inspired to write but mostly I am a gospel songwriter. It would be nice to talk feel free to call me perhaps we can meet somewhere. God bless keep up the poems to honor Jesus.

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