Archive | June 2015

wonderful words

Wonderful Words

Wonderful words of life

1. Sing them over again to me,
Wonderful words of life,
Let me more of their beauty see,
Wonderful words of life;
Words of life and beauty
Teach me faith and duty.
o Refrain:
Beautiful words, wonderful words,
Wonderful words of life;
Beautiful words, wonderful words,
Wonderful words of life.
2. Christ, the blessed One, gives to all
Wonderful words of life;
Sinner, list to the loving call,
Wonderful words of life;
All so freely given,
Wooing us to heaven.
3. Sweetly echo the Gospel call,
Wonderful words of life;
Offer pardon and peace to all,
Wonderful words of life;
Jesus, only Savior,
Sanctify us forever.
Hymn by Philip P. Bliss, 1874

Audio by Stephen Sollars

Photo from Garrigues Family Album

just say thanks

justsaythanks

Just Say “Thanks”

Have you looked around you lately,

God’s blessings to observe?

Have you thought about your God and His great love?

Have you recognized His mercy

in gifts you don’t deserve?

Have you raised your eyes and talked with God above?

Just say “Thanks” to Him, why don’t you?

Just look for the marvels

That He gives each day you live and draw a breath;

Thank him for your Savior Jesus

Who came to die for you,

And by rising, gave you victory over death.

Watch the winter birds arriving

As summer’s songs depart;

Feel the sun’s warmth as it shines through your window;

He gives blessings to each season,

New strength for every day,

And abundant grace to serve Him here below.

Why don’t you just say “Thanks!”

“Devote yourselves to prayer,
being watchful and thankful.”
(Colossians 4:2)

Poem by Connie Faust
Photo by Ruth Diane Handley Domigan