There is a Mystery in Human Hearts

Human Hearts

There is a mystery in human hearts

There is a Mystery in Human Hearts


There is a mystery in human hearts,

And though we be encircled by a host

Of those who love us well and are beloved,

To every one of us, from time to time,

There comes a sense of utter loneliness.

Our dearest friend is “stranger” to our joy,

And cannot realize our bitterness.

“There is no one who really understands,

No one to enter into all I feel”;

Such is the cry of each of us in turn

We wonder in “a solitary way.”

No matter what or where our lot may be,

Each heart, mysterious even to itself,


Must live its inner life in solitude.

And would you know the reason why this is?

It is because the Lord desires our love,

In every heart He wishes to e first,

He therefore keeps the secret key himself,

To open all its chambers and to bless

With perfect sympathy and holy peace,

Each solitary soul which comes to Him.


And when beneath some heavy cross you faint,

And say, “I cannot bear this load alone,” you say the truth.

God made it purposely

So heavy that you must return to Him,

The bitter grief, which “no one understands,”

Conveys a secret message from the king,

Entreating you to come to Him again.


You cannot come too often or too near.

The God of mercy is infinite in grace,

His presence satisfies the longing soul

And those who walk with Him from day to day

Can never have “a solitary way.”


Author Unknown

(Poems that Touch the Heart,” compiled by A. L. Alexander)


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