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C H Ngoh
17 May 99 15:23:12 SGT

When things go wrong as they sometimes will
When the road you're trudging seems all uphill
When funds are low and debts are high
You want to smile but you have to sigh.

When care is pressing you down a bit
Rest if you must but don't you quit
Life is queer with its twists and turns
As every one of us sometimes learns.

And many a failure turns about
When he might have won had he stuck it out.
Don't give up though the pace seems slow
You may succeed with another blow.

Often the goal is nearer than
It seems to a faltering man.
Often the struggler has given up
When he might have captured the winner's cup.

And he learned too late when the night slipped down,
How close he was to the golden crown.
Success is failure inside out
The silver lining of the clouds of doubt

You can never tell how close you are
It may be near when it seems so far.
So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit
It's when things seem worse that you mustn't quit.

For we know the Father above looks down
He sees our struggles and He holds the crown
He knows the way though it's rough and drear
He will give strength so we need not fear.

He offers to you the refreshing cup
Of the water of life - then in faith look up
Continue on 'till the crown is won,
Which He will give when our work is done.