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Apr 28, 2013

The Bounty of the Lord: Gratitude


“Come, though font of every blessing,
tune my heart to sing thy grace;
streams of mercy, never ceasing,
call for songs of loudest praise.”
Nettleton
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Quiet, deep attention these recent days. 

Quiet attention to God's streaming grace 
across the decades. 

Quiet attention as I walk, 
as I remember, as I bow.

Blessings past and present, 
so abundant every year. 

These, lifted in humble praise 
on the eve of the 60th birthday:

Tears in remembrance of God’s moments of powerful presence
Husbands joy as oncologists reports good health, hands held in shared prayer
Daughter’s shared gaze over the heads of beautiful grandsons
Toddler grandson’s volunteered hugs
Husband’s constant goodness
Father’s aging voice still placing long distance calls
Gratitude for those sent by the Lord to inspire and encourage my faith
Parents, family; the legacy
Health granted across these many decades

Amen, amen.
Lisa

5 comments:

  1. One of my favorites old and cherished hymns, words of blessing in your prayer. I am glad I came by (from Jumping Tandem).
    Caring through Christ, ~ linda

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    1. Don't you think a song on the lips fills the heart in the warmest of ways? Blessed my your visit.

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  2. I am singing that song now, thank you.

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  3. HI,
    I am following you from Still Saturday. Happy Birthday and lovely list of blessings,
    Blessings,
    Janis www.janiscox.com

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  4. So happy for the good news on your husbands health! For your graceful wittness of God's faithfulness!

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