Ave Maria Meditations
Oh, for the peace of a perfect trust, my loving God, in Thee; unwavering faith, that never doubts Thou chooses best for me!
Best, though my plans be all upset; best, though the way be rough; best, though my earthly store be scant; in Thee I have enough.
Best, though my health and strength be gone, though weary days be mine, shut out from much that others have; not my will, Lord, but Thine!
And even though disappointments come, they, too, are best for me; to wean me from this changing world, and lead me nearer Thee.
Oh, for the peace of a perfect trust that looks away from all; that sees the Thy hand in everything, in great events or small!
That hears that Thy voice –a Father’s voice– directing for the best, oh, for the peace of a perfect trust, a heart with Thee at rest!