Interesting signature, Thumper: is that William Blake?
Ya know, therez things that I really appreciate, too: like when someone lets me slip in front of her at the supermarket because she has a full cart and all I have are a few items. Or when someone takes the time to chat a little, using full sentences instead of grunts and suspicious looks!
I think it's an old hymn. I got it from a Radio Liberty newsletter. Here's the whole thing:
"Back of all that foes have plotted,
Back of all that Saints have planned,
Back of schemes by men or demons
Moves a higher, hidden hand. . . .
Mysteries which hurt and baffle,
Past our power to understand
In the end are turned to blessing
By the Sovereign Hidden Hand.
Though the cause of evil prosper
Yet 'tis truth alone is strong;
Though her portion be the scaffold
And upon the throne be wrong.
Yet that scaffold sways the future,
And behind the dim unknown,
Standeth God within the shadow,
Keeping watch above his own.