Saturday, June 21, 2014

Bedrock of Wealth

Oh, would that we from here to there
Not by the wealth of coin defined
But by our love for God and man
Leave a rich heritage behind

Oh, may the treasure that we store
Not be of dust and rust-prone hoard
But earnestly and carefully
A daily seeking of our Lord

And may those stepping-stones we lay
For those who follow where we trod
Be rooted and unshakeable
Grounded within the Word of God

...and if they say Mother or Dad
May it bring a great gladness then
As they grow up, to know we had
Love and respect for fellowmen

Oh, would that we from here to there
Be mindful of our children’s sake
And live each day within a prayer
Then leave its fortune in our wake

© Janet Martin

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