Hope And Trust

By Bernhardt Paul Holst

Whoever plants an acorn seed,
With faith that it will fill a need;
Who seeks for potence in the sod,
He lives in hope and trusts in God.

Whoever plows ‘and tills the soil,
And plants the seed with earnest toil;
Who waits on nature to reward,
He lives in hope and trusts in God.

Whoever guides a youthful mind,
That it might power and wisdom find;
Who aims that sin be overawed,
He lives in hope and trusts in God.

Whoever teaches men to know,
That they must reap whate’er they sow,
Who stands for truth, unshorn, unshod,
He lives in hope and trusts in God.

Whoever leads a mighty host,
To save a cause that’s almost lost;
Who pleads for right, ‘gainst every odd,
He lives in hope and trusts in God.

Whoever keeps the faith secure,
Though death may hover at the door;
Who is alert, though others nod,
He lives in hope and trusts in God.