【東福藝聞】A Prayer

A Prayer


I do not wish you sunshine all the way

’cause it’s going to rain some day.


I do not wish you smooth pathways

’cause God made rocky hills and deep valleys.


I do not wish you bubbling streams

’cause deserts are where souls grow.


I do not wish you laughter all day

’cause tears bring you closer to the Lord.


I do not wish you unending music

’cause silence makes the heart listen.


I do not wish you fulfillment and content

’cause hunger urges you to press on.


I wish…

At moments of joy and peace

The Lord is by you every step of the way.


I wish…

At moments of sorrow and despair

The Lord is carrying you all the way.

 


不願天空燦爛

因總會烏雲密佈


不願路途平坦

因總有高山深谷


不願溪水潺潺

因總要歷經荒蕪


不願你終日開懷甚歡

因憂傷使你謙卑靠主


不願你終年樂音不斷

因靜默教你心無旁騖


不願你終生志得意滿

因潦倒讓你衝雲破霧


我願

日子平順時

有主與你同行


我願

日子愁煩時

主也與你同行

 

英文作者|陳秋薇 中文翻譯|林至誠