Bread upon the waters cast
Will be returned to you at last,
This is a proverb strange – but true
You’ll find it works in all you do.
Soggy bread seems good for nought,
And too, it seems at times you’ve sought
For just a bit of good to come
From all the things you’ve said and done.
The work seems wasted, thrown away
Like bread that’s lost in ocean spray.
Drift on! and find your way to sea
The Master knows just where it be.
For when your faith is turned to sight,
Your hope is emptied in delight,
You’ll find the little deeds of yore
Have been returned as something more.