“Good prayers,” says Bishop Hall, “never come weeping home. I am sure that I shall receive either what I ask or what I should ask.” If the best of blessings are to be had for the asking, he who will not ask deserves to go without.
Can we mourn as broken-hearted,
We who hang upon thy love,
Jesus for our sake departed
To thy Father’s house above?
Source of all our consolations,
There we our Forerunner see:
In those lasting habitations
Thou hast found a place for me.
All our hopes and souls we venture
On thy never-failing word,
Sure into thy joy to enter,
Sure to triumph with our Lord.