Be grateful for all you have all year, January straight through to December. Watch over us, be Thou our Stay and Guide, Thro' day and night; guard us from sinful pride, For we are human, weak and prone to wrong, And by Thy grace alone are we made strong. Give us our dally bread, our wants supply, And touch our hearts that we may not deny The widow and the orphan of their share Of what we have - relieve their want and care.
O grant that we may keep Thy law, and live A Christian life; our enemies forgive; That we may love our neighbor, work for peace. That so Thy glory may on earth increase. Appreciate and never take for granted all that you have. The house, our family and friends, And what waits for us in Heaven.
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But there are more than the eye sees, And more we should give thanks. Our lives are more than people and objects, Their more than what's in the banks. Have you ever thought, What it would be like. To live in a world of anguish, A world full of strife? Be thankful for your surrounds, The safety to walk down the street. The schools and abilities to learn, And the food we sit down to eat.
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There's peace of mind and peace of heart and freedom in my land, Not brought through what I have achieved, not by the will of man. These are the gifts passed on from God, not something I have earned, But grace and mercy touched God's heart, which man cannot discern. Why should my God, a holy God, pay mind to lowly me? While others are afflicted and longing to be free? This land of grace, my Canada, that shines from coast to coast, United Nations claims it's first! And, oh how we do boast! Should not the credit go to God who made all things from dust?
Who gently holds the universe, whose power we can trust? Yet man-made laws have ruined so much, directing his own way, Not heeding laws that God assigned, but setting things array. Oh, God, have mercy, turn us back, that we might seek Your face, Forgive us for our wayward life, extend once more Your grace. Create in us awareness of what You'd have us do, Help us to recognize the fact that we owe all to You.
The key to being a wonderful writer is not to write. You just get out of the way. Leave room for God to walk in the room.
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And when I write something that I know is right, I get on my knees and say 'thank you. That once again we are alive to greet the spring; To smell the earth, fresh-washed with rain To watch each little growing thing; And, watching, feel each bud and leaf Are symbols of the death of grief. To think we're privileged to see laburnum's graceful gold cascade; The pink and white fragility of dainty springtime's hill and glade; And seeing, feel desire to praise The Source of all these beauteous days.
Thank God for this! That we can feel a burgeoning within the heart; That springtime has the power to heal the wound of grief, Its pain and smart; Reveal a new and friendly earth where blossom joy and cheer and mirth. We see His face framed in the loveliness of spring, We see the workings of His grace in every little growing thing.
We see His face, we hear His voice Bidding all downcast souls rejoice.
Z ion waits in glory Night's Blessings Poet: Eldred Herbert When I go to bed and cannot sleep, I don't waste time by counting sheep; I count all my blessings, one by one, From the early morn tiill the settling sun; The day so new, the sunrise so clear, I started my day with thankful prayer; Thanked God for husband and children two, Freckled-face boy, girl with eyes of blue.
Thanked God for ability to work, And from life's battle I did not shirk; I thanked Him for guidance through the day, He is my Buckler from tempter's sway. And when I was tempted to be rude, I turned to my Lord in solitude; His strength sufficient, my soul restored, Just one more blessing from the Lord. All Quotes Add A Quote. Books by James Baldwin. Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page.
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