Decisions We Must Make

“As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.” Joshua 24:15 (NIV)

 

“Once to every man and nation

Comes the moment to decide,

In the strife of truth and falsehood,

For the good or evil side;

 

Some great cause, some great decision,

Offering each the bloom or blight,

And the choice goes by forever,

‘Twixt that darkness and that light.

 

Then to side with truth is noble,

When we share her wretched crust,

Ere her cause bring fame and profit,

And ’tis prosperous to be just;

 

Then it is the brave man chooses,

While the coward stands aside,

Till the multitude make virtue,

Of the faith they had denied.

 

Though the cause of evil prospers,

Yet truth alone is strong:

Though her portion be the scaffold,

And upon the throne be wrong,

 

Yet that scaffold sways the future,

AND BEHIND THE DIM UNKNOWN,

STANDETH GOD WITHIN THE SHADOW,

KEEPING WATCH ABOVE HIS OWN.”

by James R. Lowell