She Shall Be Praised

    “She Shall Be Praised,” Ensign, July 1981, 25

    She Shall Be Praised
    (Prov. 31:25–31)

    How does he count

    the lonely hours

    When she’s away?

    How does he measure happiness

    When he receives her welcome home

    At close of day?

    And when the crisis comes

    And he, with bared head

    And clenched fist

    Confronts the world alone

    With fear,

    She stands one step behind

    And whispers “Courage”

    In his ear.

    Without her he is one alone

    Amidst the throng;

    With her he is as though

    Ten thousand strong.