I Came to Pennsylvania
I came to Pennsylvania. There I found
Four seasons that astonished with their length.
The springtime held its own with warm days crowned.
It seemed this world was regular, a strength
Of climate did abound that said, Remain
With us and live and work and give your tenth
And be a Christian here. Depart Champlain.
You have a new life here. And so I did
Remain and live my Christian life. Restrain
That sorrow. Any providential lid
Will open and reveal what can be seen
Here: grief instead of thriving. O, those skid
Marks in the story--they combine between
Those joys, conforming, while God says, "Be still
And know that I am God." Remain, be clean,
And be conformed to Christ,
Till's truly time to leave.