Does he hear?
Our God is no god who sits in one perpetual dream; nor does
He clothe Himself in such thick darkness that He cannot see;
He is not like Baal who does not hear. ... but whenever there
is a heart big with sorrow, wherever there is an eye filled with
tears, wherever there is a lip quivering with agony, wherever
there is a deep groan, or a sorrowful sigh, the ear of Jehovah is
wide open; He marks it down in the registry of his memory; He
puts our prayers, like rose leaves, between the pages of His
book of remembrance, and when the volume is finally opened,
there shall be a precious fragrance springing up from there.