Thursday, August 23, 2012

Does the Journey Seem Long?

Does the journey seem long,
The path rugged and steep?

Are there briars and thorns on the way?

Do sharp stones cut your feet
As you struggle to rise

To the heights thru the heat of the day?

Is your heart faint and sad,
Your soul weary within,

As you toil 'neath your burden of care?
Does the load heavy seem
You are forced now to lift?

Is there no one your burden to share?

Let your heart be not faint
Now the journey's begun;

There is One who still beckons to you.

So look upward in joy

And take hold of his hand;
He will lead you to heights that are new-

A land holy and pure,
Where all trouble doth end,

And your life shall be free from all sin,
Where no tears shall be shed,
For no sorrows remain.

Take his hand and with him enter in.

Text by Joseph Fielding Smith (1876-1972)
All photos taken by Duncan D. Horne around Bukit Sekilau, Kuantan, Malaysia


  1. Where life and death begin
    And love and joy reign
    Beautiful and clever juxtaposition of verse and pictures, Duncan!

  2. These gorgeous photos perfectly accompany this beautiful poem.

  3. Take His hand and with Him enter in. What a truly delightful post Duncan. Thank you.

  4. Not at all as we see our life as a great adventure, good post Duncan.

  5. Amazing observation about life and life's journey. Photos and poem seem to complement one another. Love it.


  6. Thanks Duncan, I learned something today !

  7. What an excellent idea. I loved this mix of poetry and photography. And it delivered quite a profound message to.

  8. Wow! That was beautiful. I love that!


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