Peace, one and all…
‘When God desires to give us His assistance,
He moves our tendency to lamentation.
O happy are the eyes lamenting Him!
How blessed are the hearts that burn for Him!
When weeping ends there is a smile at last.
How happy is the man who is far-sighted!
Wherever water’s flowing, flowers grow,
and mercy flows wherever tears are flowing.
Groan like the water-wheel and be moist-eyed
that green may grow the meadows of your soul.
If you want tears, show mercy to the tearful;
if you want mercy, show the weak your mercy’