He giveth hope when it seems like hope

is nothing, but a four letter word.

He giveth peace to a

troubled heart

when the heart has no

where else to turn.

He giveth patience when


seems to be going right.

He giveth grace when trials

seem to keep coming your way.

He giveth grace for each

and every day.


what a wonderful gift

from the Savior!


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No matter where I am I know

the Lord is always near me.

If something happens

in my life I know my

Lord and Savior will be walking

by my side.

Jesus is my Friend and Redeemer.

He is my

King and Salvation.

He is the one I can go to in prayer

day or night

and I know He will hear me.

If I am afraid of the dark

I know Jesus is with me.

Jesus, My Lord and Savior

You art my ever present

help in trouble

for You are always

near me.


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Taken from Proverbs 3:6

Walking down life’s pathways

you will come across many

bumps and divots along your journey.

Do not get discouraged my

dear child for the Lord

is with you as you walk life’s pathway.

When things get rough always

remember In all your ways

acknowledge Him and

He shall direct your paths.

So when it comes to the straight

and narrow He will see you through.

When the storms of life are raging

He will protect you and pull you out.

And when life comes to a crossroad

remember God is also with you

no matter what path you choose.

Pathways, are just God’s way of

preparing us for the highway

which leads to heaven.

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A Redeemer ’s Love
His love is as high as the mountain tops
and as deep as the ocean is unending.
He is the Alpha and Omega, the
Beginning and the End.
My Redeemer and Friend.
He took the crown of thorns for me so that I might
be saved the shame of defeat.
He took the nails for me so that I might
be saved from the agony
of the pain of sorrow.
He took the cross for me so that I might
be saved from death’s dark pit.
His blood that stained that old rugged cross
washes away my sins and
makes me pure,
white as snow.
I do not deserve this Redeemer’s love,
but He bought me when He died that
brutal death on Calvary.
So I will praise Him all of my days for He is my
King and Savior.
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Let the children sing

Let their voices fill the air

Let them sing to Jesus and praise

His Holy Name.


His name is Great

that nothing can compare.

So let the children sing and praise

His Holy Name.


The birds sing in their own sweet melody

and praise the Great God on high.

Let the whole creation sing and praise

His Holy Name.


The church too let them glorify His Name.

Let them sing with the Angels and praise

His Holy Name.


Our children are the church with us.

So let us lift our voices together and praise

His Holy Name.


Praise to Thee our Great King

Thy Name be glorified may we sing praises to

Thy Holy Name.

How beautiful are the flowers

That grow in the fields.

The birds that sing

their own song of praise.


The rain that falls

To make things grow.

Snowflakes on the ground

Covering it white.


All reminds us

of our God

and how awesome He is.


All the little creatures

That roam the earth

Each different in their own way

And having their place in the Kingdom of God.


The mountains that reach for the Heavens

Showing forth God’s majesty.

And the beautiful rainbow

His Glory.


Again remind us

of our God

and how awesome He is.

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