Leslie Pinckney Hill, "Certainty" (1914)
What of its medley of strife,
Sorrow and solace profound?
What can we creatures of dust
Stand upon, swear by and trust,
What my unshakable ground?
This: that though evil be strong,
Goodness prevaileth ere long
However betrayed or beset;
That he his own spirit doth smother,
Who willeth the hurt of another;
And this : that God liveth yet.
Published in The Crisis, February 1914