How often is it that we think
This world of ours is on the brink
That maybe we’ll fall off the ledge
Or slip as we sit on the edge
I’m truly stuck in reverse gear
What happens next can hold no fear !
Oh precious Lamb, You are so sweet
This world is kneeling at Your feet
You are the world’s bright shining Star
All that we hope and dream You are.
The times we knew are fading fast
Have we the stamina to last,
What must we do to prove to You,
Praise God and honor all You do !
A little bird there on the wing
His pretty song did choose to sing
The notes did travel on the air
To lend the hour a special flair,
Oh how I wish that I could be
So like that bird, joyous and free !
Whatever war that has been fought
Tis one more lesson to be taught
For no one wins as each has lost
And every war does have great cost.
Sometimes it takes a lifetime long
To hear the ring of freedom’s song
There is a price that all must pay
To win the battle of the day.
Therefore when lives do meet their end
And each has chosen foe and friend
The choice one makes on that last day
Will stand forever, come what may !
I often think the Lord is there
In every garden that we share
With odors that o’ercome the air
And seize upon our senses rare.
A garden is this magic place
In which God lends to us the grace
That brings a smile to each one’s face
Engulfing us in His embrace.
I wish that I could always be
Involved with such an entity
Like plant or flower, vine and tree
Within our Lord’s proximity !
Red, fuscia, purple, lime and green
These are the colors to be seen
With yellow, orange, pink, white, blue
To celebrate the springlike view,
Around the corners, every shade
And tint of green the Lord has made.
A myriad of colors bright
To lighten up each local sight
How did the Lord know long before
The beauty of His world decor ?
We thank You, Lord, for this Your gift
You sure know how to spirits lift !
There is a door that opens wide
To reveal secrets deep inside
Within life’s labyrinth of fears
Close to a hydrant full of tears.
This battle which abides within
Determines if we lose or win
As God alone does aid our choice
So each may choose silence or voice !
There is a choice that one must make
About the path that each shall take
And of the road that lies ahead
With twists and gaps and bumps instead.
Our trail through life is seldom smoothed
It’s crammed with ruts and slightly grooved
Where we who struggle on alone
Will stumble o’er both rock and stone.
Tis best remembering to swerve
When we approach curve uopn curve
This course we’ve taken is intense
But God’s our Help and our Defense !
My dearest child what can I say
To get you through your darkest day,
Which words of peace may I impart
To help you ease your aching heart ?
With all the love time mayhaps bring
Like joyous songs we learn to sing,
The word of God is what we’ve got
To keep us safe, no matter what !
There is one joy each day may bring
Your choice to laugh or dance and sing
To smile, enjoy or to correct
Some error made or to expect
Perhaps a chance to walk with God
And tread the path our forebears trod.
To share a bit of helping hand
Pick up the pieces or expand
Then comprehend the value of
Undaunted courage laced with love
A time to aid when there is need
Or teach another to succeed !
What is it that life offers all
The chance to shape what may befall
A hope to curb our every whim
Control those steps outside the rim
To spend our days pursueing peace
And from all powers find our release
For somehow time gets in the way
When love does steal the heart away !
Let us not make waste of all our days
By holding on to life’s former ways
Let us lift our heads and hearts besides
To stem the crush and the flood of tides.
Let’s make an effort to strive once more
To welcome the Lord through our front door
Time has come for us to make a choice
Stand up for faith, start using your voice !
The shifting sands of life do blow
Across our vision wide and slow
And changes all the views we see
As we seek out God’s harmony.
The winds of time have come and gone
And left our dreams both pale and wan
Escape, escape, that cannot be
For none but death shall set us free !
Some place there is a winding stair
Where does it go I do not know
I’m only sure it will be there
When ’tis the time for each to go !
But what direction shall one take
For stairs descend or rise above
You have a choice, make no mistake
The coward’s safety or God’s love !
The more I see the more I think
This world it totters on the brink
Seems no solution has appeared
The final outcome is quite clear
We’re on the eve of some attack
How shall we win our freedom back ?
I hear the sound of our retreat
We need to get back on our feet
Stand up for what you know is right
We can’t afford to lose this fight !
The winds of change bring no relief
At times they’re cruel, not often brief
What is it that we’re meant to learn
Or how address our next concern ?
Our nation flounders all alone
For what great sin must we atone,
The sadness of our lives may be
That we remain no longer free !
The seasons end is drawing near
Before you notice winter’s here
And once again the snow will call
When autumn leaves no longer fall.
Now life is really much the same
For spring and summer start the game
Enjoy the view as colors fade
From bright sunlight to winter’s shade.
Sometimes it seems in life we lose
The power we had to pick or choose
Among those choices that exist
Believe our faith in God persists !
I left my heart on foreign shore
So long ago, forevermore
Through all these years I’ve not forgot
All of those dreams that lingered not.
I turned my face to other deeds
And sacrificed to fill life’s needs
To all my values I’ve been true
My faith is strong and patient too.
While I believe my course is just
I’ve found that God’s the one I trust !
Days are flying like leaves in a storm
All tempest tossed so lost and forlorn
The winds of time move across the land
Like an army under God’s command.
Is anyone sure that we’re not alone
Or which role to assume on our own
How foolish it is to thump on our chest
It is but God who will do the best !