Elizabeth Hurley, Journalism Teacher, Pampa High School

God hath not promised
skies always blue,
Flower-strewn pathways
all our lives through.
God hath not promised
sun without rain,
Joy without sorrow,
peace without pain.
God hath not promised
we shall not know
Toil and temptation,
trouble and woe.
He hath not told us
we shall not bear
Many a burden,
many a care.
But God HATH promised
strength for the day,
Rest for the laborer,
light for the way,
Grace for the trials,
help from above,
Unfailing sympathy,
undying love.

November 20, 1912-December 1, 1986