Monday, September 24, 2007


Our Heavenly Father has willed we live
And has laid before us promises galore;
Many are the blessings He wants to give ~
Wait 'til we see what He has in store.
When we are in the trial of doubt,
If despair is there to haunt us,
When the seas of life toss us about
And the pinions of satan taunt us...
Lifting us up there is Jesus ~
And if our sins we sincerely confess,
He forgives wishing to please us;
He is The Lord we boldly profess.
Behold the Cross on the Church steeple!
The Lord promises peace to His people!
He promises the bliss of everlasting life ~
For His faithful an end to all strife.
Be of good courage and cheer
Jesus Christ is right here!
No need to hopelessly weep ~
Our Savior has promises to keep;
And unto his beloved sheep
His Love runs deep,
Deeper than the sea
For you ~
for me.
© Mel Patterson

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

I see the swaying of the trees in the breeze -
I see their branches reach high in the sky;
In His Praise I'm brought to my knees -
My soul soars and I breathe a sigh.

I want to leap out of my body and run with my soul -
I want to fly like the song birds of the air;
I want to be with You, Lord, my ultimate Goal,
Not content simply on a wing and a prayer.

Fly me through white clouds in the azure blue -
Fly me there, Lord, I humbly beg of You;
Fly me ever closer to where You are
Higher than the highest star;
Near to you my soul do take
Lest a detour I foolishly make.
Fly me high above the tempter's snare -
To You, Lord, my very soul I bare;
I come to You in heartfelt prayer -
I read Your Word with great care,
O my Lord, God, So Fair.

Take me now if it be Your Will -
I know You are God and I'll be still.
I love you, O Lord,
and I joyfully accord,
through Your Blessing and Grace,
In an Eternity of Heavenly Days
Beholding Your Adorable Face.
© Mel Patterson, 9-6-07