To Myself

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To Myself
by Paul Fleming, translated by Catherine Winkworth

Let nothing make thee sad or fretful,
Or too regretful;
Be still;
What God hath ordered must be right;
Then find in it thine own delight,
My will.

Why shouldst thou fill today with sorrow
About tomorrow.
My heart?
One watches all with care most true;
Doubt not that he will give thee too
Thy part.

Only be steadfast; never waver,
Nor seek earth's favor,
But rest:
Thou knowest what God's will must be
For all his creatures, so for thee,
The best.

This work was published before January 1, 1927, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.