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Not Until the Loom is Silent

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Not until the loom is silent,

And the shuttles cease to fly,

Will God unroll the pattern

And explain the reason why.

The dark threads are as needful

In the weaver's skillful hand,

As the threads of gold and silver

For the pattern which He planned.

 

Not until we know the reason

For the trials sin brings to all,

Will we recognize the purpose

Of God's great and blessed call.

For the dark threads make the contrast

In the pattern, don't you see?

They are needed for its beauty

They are good for you and me.

 

Not until God's plan is perfect,

And each color, dark or light,

Has been woven smooth and even,

Can we catch in clearer sight,

 

The majestic work of beauty,

God would make of each one's life,

If we let Him plan the pattern,

Free from fear or inner strife.

 

Not until we see more clearly

Not until we trust in love,

Can we hope to know His purpose

And accept help from above.

We must walk by faith in Jesus.

We must seek to learn His will,

Lest we mar the perfect pattern,

Ere the loom's forever still.

 

Even now I glimpse God's purpose

As I sort the tangled strands.

Even now I see His guidance

As I watch, in awe, His hands.

Dear hands of the Master Weaver,

Who lovingly, skillfully blends,

The threads of gold and silver,

Till the pattern in glory ends.