Abraham Lincoln's Favorite Devotionals

August 8

Sources of Sorrow -- Earthly Losses and Bereavements

Naked came I out of my mother's womb, and naked shall I return thither: the Lord gave and the Lord hath taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord. Job 1:21

Oh! blessed be the hand that gave;
Still blessed when it takes:
Blessed be he who smites to save,
Who heals the heart he breaks
Perfect and true are all his ways
Whom heaven adores, and earth obeys.