When God wants to drill a man And thrill a man And skill a man When God wants to mold a man To play the noblest part
When He yearns with all His heart To create so great and bold a man That all the world shall be amazed, Watch His methods, watch His ways!
How He ruthlessly perfects Whom He royally elects! How He hammers him and hurts him And with mighty blows converts him Into shapes and forms of clay Which only God can understand.
How He bends but never breaks When his good He undertakes How He uses whom He chooses And with mighty power infuses him With every act induces him To try His splendor out — God knows what He’s about.