The happiness that brings enduring worth to our lives
Is not superficial happiness dependent on circumstance.
It is happiness and contentment that fills the soul.
Even in the midst of the most distressing circumstances
It is the kind of happiness that can smile through the tears.
The happiness for which our souls ache, is one not distracted
by success, or fortune, or disturbed by failure.
Deeply rooted inside, it can give relaxation and peace.
No matter what problems, yea heartache beset upon us
That kind of happiness stands in need of no outward stimulus.
It comes from knowing God, the author and finisher of our faith.