And dwelt with him, grim and unwelcome guests;
He felt their galling presence night and day;
And wondered if the Lord had heard him pray.
And why his life was filled with weariness.
He prayed again; and now he prayed for light;
The darkness parted, and the light shone in;
And lo! he saw the answer to his prayer —
His heart had learned, through weariness and care,
The patience, that he deemed he'd sought in vain.