~ Give Me Peace ~
With eager heart and will on fire,
I strove to win my great desire.
"Peace shall be mine," I said; but life
Grew bitter in the barren strife.
My soul was weary, and my pride
Was wounded deep; to Heaven I cried,
"God grant me peace or I must die."
The dumb stars glittered no reply.
Broken at last, I bowed my head.
Forgetting all myself, and said.
"Whatever comes, His will be done:"
And in that moment peace was won.
by Henry Van Dyke