I got up early one morning
And rushed right into the day;
I had so much to accomplish
That I didn’t have time to pray.
Problems just tumbled about me
And heavier came each task
“Why doesn’t God help?” I wondered.
He answered, “You didn’t ask.”
I wanted to see the joy and beauty,
But the day toiled on gray and bleak;
I wondered why God didn’t show me.
He said, “But you didn’t seek.”
I tried to come into God’s presence,
I used all my keys at the lock.
God gently and lovingly chided,
“My child, you didn’t knock.”
I woke up early one morning,
And paused before entering the day;
I had so much to accomplish,
I had to take time to pray.