September 26, 2014


So far from joy have I fallen,

so saddened by lack of care,

so worn by endless abrasion,

were it not for grace of God

would be no reason to live

No prospect to my vision

but the underside of despair

Yet thanks to His great salvation

my soul rejoices upon its hope


So far from Joy Have I Fallen
A poem by Peter Rhebergen

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