Saturday, May 11, 2019

A lovely poem based on Genesis 8:22

You have seen this Scripture verse more than once on my blog.  I was sharing it just today with my friend Jennifer.

"While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease."  (Genesis 8:22)

It's a favorite Scripture of mine because no matter how crazy and upside-down things may become in this world of ours, we have this promise from God.  Things may at times seem out of His control, but they never are.  He is always in control.

I don't think it's a coincidence that this afternoon,  as I was scanning more vintage items for sale in my Etsy shop, I came across this poem.  It was in the Ideals Publishing Company's Mother's Day Greetings for 1958.

For Troubled Hearts
by Mrs. Roy L. Peifer

"So long as the earth remaineth
Shall seedtime and harvest come -- "
God in His heaven reigneth
And the earth will turn back to the sun.

Have faith when the days are dreary,
Faith when the nights are long,
Faith when your heart is weary,
Somewhere there waits a song.

Hold hope when the skies are weeping,
Hope when the birds are still,
Under the snow are the roses sleeping --
Spring lieth over the hill.

Keep love unstained and shining
Tho' the road be rough and far,
Each cloud has a silver lining
Where love and lovers are.

"So long as the earth remaineth -- "
Will gray skies turn to blue;
Where faith, hope, and true love reigneth
God's promises all come true!

Is your heart weary today?  Does it seem God has forgotten you?  Does it feel as if spring will never come?  Turn to Genesis 8:22 and be encouraged!


  1. I love this one. I am saving it to use at some point. Ideals magazine was always one of my favorite things. I loved the poems in there. Simple enough for me I guess.

    1. I was thinking, Sandy, that some lines or a stanza from this poem might make a really nice cross-stitch sampler.

      I'm glad it was a blessing to you!

  2. Have a lovely Mother's Day!
    Blessings, Linda

    1. Thank you, Linda! I hope that you had a wonderful Mother's Day as well!

  3. Thank you for this beautiful poem!

    1. You are welcome, Jan! I am happy that you were blessed by the poem.

  4. That promise is a comfort especially when some are so overwrought about silly things.

    Love that poem! It is very encouraging and echoes back to the Scripture.

    Happy Mother’s Day, Mrs. T!

    1. Thanks, Vee. I'm glad you were blessed by the poem. It was not necessarily what I expected to find in a vintage Mother's Day Ideals, but I was happy to see it.

      This Scripture (Genesis 8:22) has comforted me so many times.

      It looked on your IG as if you had a wonderful Mother's Day, with time planned to spend with your daughter this week. So nice!

  5. Lovely! Thank you for sharing!

    1. You are welcome, Liberty! I'm glad that you were blessed by the poem. I sure was.


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