had he written it, "I will praise him,'' which Icontend now is about all the interpretation ithas ever received. There is strength in "yet,"when you set it doggedly against some of theplaces in life where praise does not seem to comeby nature. It is the spirit we need in our soulswhen opposition which seems so easily fatal toso many, rises against us. It is the stimulantfor hours that hang heavy when God seems faraway. "Yet" looks ahead, and with no reckon-ing of what the distance is that shall yet requirenegotiation, goes on confidently. Maybe I don'tknow much about the souls of folks, but whatlittle I do know is enough to make certain to methat what this familiar text can contribute tothe world will be done at the point of this littledetermined word. Praise we are willing to give,but to persist in believing always that justifica-tion for praise will certainly arrive even in ourlot, is eternal tonic. This is abounding hopefounded on faith. Unquestioning trust of God.Unfaltering waiting for him. It was that tre-mendous leap of assurance which John BaptistYET 127called out through the trouble of prison andseeming neglect even to his Master and said:^^Art thou he that shall come, or do we look foranother?" That wasn't despondency. That wasa word that was so full of faith that it declaredthat even if Christ failed him, he went on look-ing. I know, my friends, how hard Ufe oftenseems to you to be, but I preach a faith that fixeshope so confidently in our souls that it will for-ever declare, ^^Maybe I can't praise him just now,and here, but I will yet do so.""Here I'U raise mine Ebenezer,(It has surely been hard thus tar,)But I hope by thy good pleasure.Safely to arrive at home."