(to one of his sons who used to pray for the father’s death)

Do you know that to punish and reward
Has been from old the business of the Lord?
He has heard many anguishing laments
Like Shabbir22 lie has seen streams of blood flow.
From this benighted planet’s residents.
But did a cry escape His lips? Oh no.
While Jacob wept, He looked on unimpressed;
And by Job’s wailing He was not distrcssed.
Do not think that you ever can ensnare
That seasoned Hunter with your foolish prayer.