Always A River To Cross

Always A River To Cross Poem
There is always a river to cross;
Always an effort to make
If there’s anything good to win,
Any rich prize to take.

Yonder’s the fruit we crave,
Yonder the charming scene;
But deep and wide, with a troubled tide,
Is the river that lies between.

For the treasures of precious worth
We must patiently dig and dive;
For the places we long to fill
We must push and struggle and strive.

And always and everywhere
We’ll find, on our onward course,
Thorns for the feet and trials to meet
And a difficult river to cross.

For the rougher the way that we take,
The stouter the heart and the nerve;
The stones in our path we break,
Nor e’er from our impulse swerve.

For the glory we hope to win
Our labors we count no loss;
Tis folly to pause and murmur because
Of the river we have to cross.

So, ready to do and to dare,
Should we in our places stand,
Fulfilling the Master’s will,
Fulfilling the soul’s demand;

For though as the mountain high
The billows may war and toss,
They’ll not overwhelm if the Lord’s at the helm
When the difficult river we cross.


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    • Laurie
    • July 23, 2010

    That poem is fantastic, just love it. I will be sure to write it down in my notebook on favorites. Thanks for bringing it to our attention Shawn.

    • Beverley
    • August 9, 2010

    This poem was fantaic and I love these kinda stuff. Thanks for the lovely poem and the creativity God has given you.

    • Rugiatu lamin
    • November 13, 2010

    Hey, thanks so much for the poem. hopefully, the best peom i’ve ever read. love it.

    • Amar Agarwala
    • January 7, 2011

    Hey Shawn,

    Nice little poem – very inspiring!

    Amar Agarwala

    • Generald
    • October 17, 2011

    hi!..this is my first give a comment.i realy appreciate this poem.very nice….

    1. Reply

      Thanks, Generald…glad you liked it. I’m also happy to hear from a new subscriber here. I hope you keep on visiting over and over!

    • YAMUNA
    • November 20, 2011

    dear sir,I use to read different types of Quotes and poems everyday.but the poems and quotes you sent me was very really happy to be a subscriber to the Happy publishing.wish to reveive more and more.

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