Giving and Taking

Eli said, 'It is the Lord.'- 1 Sam. 3:18
NOT skeptic Chance, not pagan Destiny,
Not Providence, impersonal and cold.
It is THE LORD! His living care for thee
Knows when to give, and when His gifts withhold.
Yea, when to take! Mayhap His hand hath reft
That treasure dear thy heart could least afford.
Bless Him, that still to thee this grace is left,
With chastened soul to say, 'It is the Lord.'