So Little We Know
So little we know and late are we
To God’s great plan of saving grace.
Emotions smother our minds and judge
His perfect will as wanting and old.
And old it is — of ancient days
Before the world, with wisdom unmatched!
We enlarge his love to leave his zeal
And light aside — his Holy Self.
But see both sides! For God is good
And also severe, with unvaried justice.
In God scorn neither part.
He wants to save, but will not surrender
His pureness. Depart from evil, then.