This is one of my favorites.
And here is a little sequel verse.
War and death and cruelty
Are everywhere most plain to see,
It's quite enough to make the plea,
It shouldn't be this way,
But then, despite our many flaws,
The world's sheer glory gives me pause
To know it's being has a Cause,
I see the world that way.
I've seen the world from both sides now,
From up and down, and still somehow,
It's all the glories I recall,
I really love the world, after all.
"I have loved the habitation of Thy house, and the place where Thine honor dwelleth." —Psalm 26