Great joy

What a great joy to love and care
To have the love of God to share
To have His ears, His mouth, His eyes
To be the hands, that He supplies

And what a satisfaction too 
To know He’s doing all you do
And working through your every deed
As every word He says you heed

He will reward the faithful too
The ones that just to Him are true
The ones that see the world His way 
The ones that do not go astray 

So will you joy this very day
In seeing all the world His way?
Reach out in love to really care
You have the Love of God to share

©December 23, 2016

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A baby born so long ago

A baby born so long ago
Still cries for us today
For children of this sinful earth
Have each one gone astray

The reason for this baby’s birth
Unknown to sinful men
Was to rescue broken sinners
To give them life again

These men ignored the baby child
They never knew His name
They rejected and despised Him
Put Him to death in shame

As Shepherds then and men today
Some seek to know His name
And they seek to know the Savior
To know just why He came

For seeking men will find Christ
Their Savior they will know
Never again to stray away
While living here below

©December 22, 2016

Blessings flow

Blessings flow from heaven above
On those who walk in heavens love
On those who bow before the King 
On those who make the Savior sing

Blessings flow from heaven above
On those who serve with heavens love
On those who serve the King on high
On those who self and sin deny

Blessings flow from heaven above
On those who share all heavens love
On those who care and give to men
On those who always give again

Blessings flow from heaven above
On those who see with heavens love
On those who help the hurting heart
On those who give in whole not part

Blessings flow from heaven above
On those who walk in heavens love
On those who seek to God obey
In everything, and every day

©December 20, 2016

I see Your hand of blessing

I see Your hand of blessing
When I walk close to Thee
I see Your hand of blessing
When nothing else I see

I see Your hand of blessing
In each thing that I do
I see Your hand of blessing
And know it’s all from You

I see Your hand of blessing
Each day and every day
I see Your hand of blessing
I thank Thee as I pray

I see Your hand of blessing
And want the world to know
I see Your hand of blessing
May I Your blessings show

I see Your hand of blessing
So guide me in Your way
I see Your hand of blessing
Lord keep me there today

©December 19, 2016

The love of God

The love of God has such a hold on me

It holds me tight, yet it sets me free

What love Devine that ransoms lowly man

Sets him free yet holds him in His hand

The love of God has such a hold on me

I am grown but still sit upon His knee

His words of love, they overwhelm my soul

They lift me up, they heal and make me whole

The love of God has such a hold on me

There’s nothing more, no better place to be

Within His arms, within the folds of love

I live on earth but feel His heaven above

The love of God has such a hold on me

But it holds more than one or two or three

It holds the world and all who run to him

Bring in the world, fill heaven to the brim

©December 14, 2016

The shepherds

The lowly shepherds in the field

Were first to hear and see

The greatest Shepherd ever born

Shepherd of you and me

Eternity reached into time

To split the dark of night

The shepherds heard angels sing

And saw the glorious light

The Shepherd King of all mankind

Came through human birth

Great worship, praise and glory rang

Heaven declared His worth

God called the shepherds, that first day

To worship Christ the King

And still He calls them now today

To Him their worship bring

Will you be a faithful shepherd

That worships God today

Then do what’s right and walk in light

Guide others in His way

©December 11, 2016

My father’s hands

I have my father’s hands

But will I have his mind?

And will I use them both

And be to others kind?

I have my father’s hands

And now, though he’s above

I wear his loving hands

To show others his love

I have my father’s hands

Who had his Father’s too

God his gracious Father

Made both his hands brand new

I have my Father’s hands

And pray that even these

Will like my father, bless

And Father always please

You have your Father’s hands

What will they do today?

Will others see His hands?

They will if you obey

©December 4, 2016

All around the world

All around the world is hurting

People’s pain they can’t disguise

If you look then you will see them

You will also hear their cries

All around the world is hurting

So few people really care

God can use you any moment

When His love with them you share

All around the world is hurting

We must tell them of Gods love

Share with them the Gospel story

Why His Son came from above

All around the world is hurting

Pain and sadness here to stay

But when Jesus comes to free us

He will take that all away

All around the world is hurting

With His joy we bear their pain

He gives healing restoration

That we mortals can’t contain

©December 4, 2016

Satisfied

My heart is truly satisfied

In Christ and Him alone

The world can offer nothing

Just things of wood and stone

The idols of this old dead world

Are calling to all men

Come here and bow before us

To be satisfied again

And so many men go running

After stuff that never brings

Satisfaction as it promised

Not gold, not fame, not things

For only gifts from heaven

Bring satisfaction on this earth

All else is only rubble

Not anything of worth

So stop in all your striving

To satisfy your soul

Satisfaction is what happens

When Jesus makes you whole

©November 30, 2016

The City

There is a shining city

Where we will live someday

The light will come from Jesus

His brilliance on display

Through heaven flows a river

Straight from the throne of Grace

The sparkling crystal river

Is life to every race

The tree of life is standing

With fruit for us to eat

Its leaves will be for healing

For all the taste is sweet

The curse from Eden over

New life for us in store

What joy to every mortal

No sin, no death, no more

We all will joy in Jesus

Within the city gate

Forever clean and holy

Never to separate

© November 25, 2016