Burden | Care | Poetry | Service | Thanks

I do not thank thee, Lord,
That I have bread to eat while others starve;
Nor yet for work to do
While empty hands solicit heaven;
Nor for a body strong
While other bodies flatten beds of pain,
No, not for these do I give thanks!
But I am grateful, Lord,
Because my meager loaf I may divide;
For that my busy hands
May move to meet another’s need;
Because my doubled strength
I may expend to steady on who faints.
Yes, for all these do I give thanks!
For heart to share, desire to bear
And will to lift,
Flamed into one by deathless Love —
Thanks be to God for this!
Unspeakable! His Gift! Janie Alford, Treasure Chest, ed. Charles Wallis, also

To view this resource, log in or sign up for a subscription plan

How useful was this resource?

Click on a star to rate it!

Average Rating 0

No votes so far! Be the first to rate this post.

We are sorry that this resource was not useful for you!

Help us improve this resource!

Tell us how we can improve this content?

Scroll to Top
Sign up to get our Free
"Preachers Welcome Package" eBook
(Plus, a few more FREEBIES)