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How Can I Thank You?   8 comments

Above:  What Our Saviour Saw from the Cross, by James Tissot

Image Source = Wikipedia

Poem (late 1970s) by Sally Taylor, my mother


How can I thank you

For all that you’ve done?

For giving me a precious son

And daughter whom I love,

And all your blessings

From heaven above.


I don’t deserve your special favors

Which you bestow so generously,

How can I repay those debts,

While in this world I remain, yet

I can try to do your will,

And others to  your love direct.


You gave your life on Calvary’s tree,

And this, Dear Lord, you gave for me.

And for this deed I love you so,

And praise your name, the world to show

That you are all you claim to be,

The Savior of all humanity.

Predicament   Leave a comment

Above:  Prayer

Image Source = Wikipedia

Poem (late 1970s) by Sally Taylor, my mother


I’m not as good as I’d like to be.

I see my faults.  Sometimes I don’t like me.

I’d rather forget they even existed.

But despite me, they’ve continually persisted.


Oh, I’m in such a quandary.

What’s the point of fret or worry?

Pondering them might make me wonder

If I could do any more than blunder.


There must be something right I’ve done,

I’ve tried, Dear Lord, and your blessings come.

But the good that you have found in me

Is more than I’ve been able to see.

Posted August 14, 2011 by neatnik2009 in Lent/Confession of Sin 1900s

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