Sit Still, My Daughter

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Sit Still, My Daughter!

J. Danson Smith

Sit still, my daughter! Just sit calmly still!
Nor deem these days- these waiting days- as ill!
The One who loves thee best, who plans thy way,
Hath not forgotten thy great need today!
And if He waits, ‘tis sure He waits to prove
To thee, His Tender child, His heart’s deep love.

Sit still, my daughter! Just sit calmly still!
Thou longest much to know thy dear Lord’s will!
While anxious thoughts would almost steal their way,
Corrodingly within, because of His delay-
Persuade thyself in simply faith to rest,
That He, who knows and loves, will do the best.

Sit still, my daughter! Just sit calmly still!
Nor move a step, not even one, until
His way hath opened. Then, ah, then, how sweet!
How glad thy heart, and then how swift thy feet!
Thy inner being then, ah, then, how strong!
And waiting days not counted then too long.

Sit still, my daughter! Just sit calmly still!
What higher service could’st thou for Him fill?
‘Tis hard! Ah, yes! But choicest things must cost!
For lack of losing all how much is lost!
‘Tis hard, ‘tis true! But then -He giveth grace
To count the hardest spot the sweetest place.

Submitted By Allison Hammett

Allison Hammett

Though she grew up in a Christian home, Allison did not realize her need of being born again until she was 21 years old, when she repented of her sin and put her faith in Jesus Christ alone. She is thrilled to be a member of a vibrant church where the gospel is preached clearly and unashamedly!

Allison is wife to Roland, who is the senior pastor at LVBC. She is also mother to five children. She enjoys reading, sewing, and experimenting with new recipes in the kitchen.

Read Allison’s testimony here and her articles here.

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