Wednesday, November 4, 2009

In Such an Hour

     Sometimes, when everything goes wrong:
     When days are short, and nights are long;
     When wash-day brings so dull a sky
     That not a single thing will dry.
     And when the kitchen chimney smokes,
     And when there's naught so "queer" as folks!
     When friends deplore my faded youth,
     And when the baby cuts a tooth.
     While John, the baby last but one,
     Clings round my skirts till day is done;
     When fat, good-tempered Jane is glum,
     And butcher's man forgets to come.

     Sometimes, I say, on days like these,
     I get a sudden gleam of bliss.
     "Not on some sunny day of ease,
     He'll come . . but on a day like this!"
     And, in the twinkling of an eye,
     These tiresome things will all go by!

     And, 'tis a curious thing, but Jane
     Is sure, just then, to smile again;
     Or, out the truant sun will peep,
     And both the babies fall asleep.
     The fire burns up with roar sublime,
     And butcher's man is just in time.
     And oh! My feeble faith grows strong
     Sometimes, when everything goes wrong!
by: Fay Inchfawn


  1. Wow.... I needed that! The poem has an element of humor to it in the descriptions, and yet is very encouraging in that second stanza.
    This week so many things have been happening that seem wrong, and I've really been needing to seek the Lord... So thank you for the encouragement to keep a heavenly perspective!

  2. I love that!! 'Tis cute and encouraging all in one! Thanks for posting it! :)

    To the KING be all the glory!


    "Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling the word of truth." 2 Timothy 2:15

  3. I really needed that.. I have had 3 sick kids for almost a month and my heart has been heavy, but like this poem says my faith is strengthed on these gloomy days!!! Thanks. I love your blog!!!


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