The school of trial

(Henry Law, "The Smitten Rock")

Believer, do not think of undisturbed
repose until the flesh is forever dropped.

There is a ceaseless cycle of sorrow
and temptation here in this world.

But do not despise the scourge.

It has a teaching voice.

It is held by a loving Father's hand.

Hence the command, 'Hear the rod,
and Him who has appointed it.'

The school of trial best discloses . . .
  the hidden vileness of the heart, and
  the vast riches of a Savior's grace!