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  • ’Twill Come When Due

    From the Rock Island Argus, November 22, 1912.
    By Rev. G. W. Laufer.
     Despair no more, O troubled heart
         But hold this lesson true:
     The noble ship for which you wait
         Will enter port when due.
     Though long delayed, she cannot drift
         Beyond her path of blue;
     God’s hand is on the pilot wheel
         And guides her home to you.
     Console your heart with balm of hope
         And what is given, do;
     When time is full, some “sail ahoy”
         Announces her to you.
     When she is anchored safe at length
         Beside her pier and you,
     The bill of lading will declare
         That you have more than due.