Oh Lord Tell Me Why

When the burdens seem like mountains,
When the troubles have no end,
When the tears flow like fountains,
When our hearts we cannot mend.
Oh Lord tell me why!

We know You never give more
Than You give us strength to bear.
Only through pain and sorrow,
Life's burdens we learn to share.

We know to bring You our worries and troubles,
Our griefs and heartaches You will heal.
With our faith in You, they vanish like bubbles,
And through Your Grace our life's future we seal.

If this test we cannot pass,
If this course we must run,
Before we may come at last
To our Heavenly Home.
Oh Lord tell me why!

by William F. O'Brien

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