September 3, 2005

Thank You for Giving to the Lord

This is one of my favorite songs ever. It instantly brings to mind images of my grandparents. This song could have been written specifically about my Mamaw, Lucille, and Papaw, Otis. Before his death in May of this year, my grandfather gave all he could to everyone he could. Even when/if he didn't really have it, he would manage to share what he could. My grandmother is still doing the same, just as she always has. I only hope that as my life draws to an end, I can look back and apply this song to my life as well. I dedicate this to my precious grandparents.

"Thank You For Giving to The Lord "
(Words and Music by Ray Boltz)

I dreamed I went to heaven and
You were there with me
We walked upon the streets of gold
Beside the crystal sea.
We heard the angels singing
Then someone called your name.
You turned and saw this young man
And he was smiling as he came.

And he said, "Friend you may not know me now"
And then he said, "But wait"
You used to teach my Sunday School
When I was only eight.
And every week you would say a prayer
Before the class would start.
And one day when you said that prayer
I asked Jesus in my heart."

Thank you for giving to the Lord
I am a life that was changed.
Thank you for giving to the Lord
I am so glad you gave.

Then another man stood before you
And said, "Remember the time
A missionary came to your church
And his pictures made you cry.
You didn't have much money
But you gave it anyway.
Jesus took the gift you gave
And that's why I am here today."

One by one they came
Far as the eye could see
Each life somehow touched
By your generosity.
Little things that you had done
Sacrifices made.
Unnoticed on the earth
In heaven now proclaimed.

And I know up in heaven
You're not supposed to cry.
But I am almost sure
There were tears in your eyes.
As Jesus took your hand
And you stood before the Lord.
He said, "My child look around you.
Great is your reward."

(Chorus twice)
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To hear a small portion of this song performed by this amazing song writer/singer go to Once at his site click on the song title, "Thank You." Then click on the button beside the title. Enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous4:03 PM

    Hi - what a nice tribute to your grandparents. I like reading your blog. (I do one, but I don't do it often enough to call it that.)
    :-) Carol Boltz


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