All Things Beautiful

By Lorraine J. Anderson

The world is filled with the beauty of God.

He is the tree stretching up to the sky.

He is the early morning golden mist.

He is the geese flying south on high.

He is the mountain far in the distance

He is the ant industrially toiling.

He is the rainbow after an evening rain.

He is the stormy ocean boiling.

He is the full moon in a clear black sky.

He is the warthog for roots digging.

He is the old man passing by with his walker.

He is the operatic soprano singing.

He is the spider in the web in the corner.

He is the worm in the ground.

He is the robin singing for his mate.

He is the far-off freight train sound.

He is the baby in his mother’s arms.

He is the golden fish in the lake.

He is the shimmering Northern lights .

He is the hissing cobra snake.

He is the butterfly in the flowers.

He is the field of green green soy.

He is the amoeba in the deep sea.

He is the dirty grimy little boy.

He is All and considers all things beautiful.

And asks that we do, too.

May we learn to love all God is.

And follow his lead so true.

Emmanuel

By Lorraine J. Anderson

Life is hope

Hope is joy

God is life

And hope and joy.

Hope is life

Life is love,

God is Hope

And life and love

Love is wise

Wisdom is truth

God is Love,

And wise and truth

Truth is wise

Wisdom is power

God is truth

And wise and power.

God is All

Emmanuel

God with us

Emmanel!

What Would You Do?

By Lorraine J. Anderson

If He came back today, just what would you do

As you sit so comfortable down in your pew?

Would you give Him all, Follow all that is true?

If He came back today, just what would you do?

If He came back today, would you follow his lead?

Or sit and stay comfortable, follow Man’s creed,

Critiquing Jesus for comforting those people in need.

If He came back today, would you follow his lead?

If He came back today, then what would you say?

Would you say that you’re busy, not convenient today?

Would you praise Him with words, but by actions betray?

If He came back today, then what would you say?

If He came back today, just what would you do?

Would you Follow Jesus only if He Follows you?

Social media his disciples, critique Him anew.

If He came back today, just what would you do?

The Carpenter in Galilee

To “The Miller Of Dee” tune

By Lorraine J. Anderson .

There were three men a fishing once upon the Galilee sea

Simon Peter, And James And John, the sons of Zebedee

A carpenter came and asked for a boat

And preached for the people, did he.

And told the men, leave all behind and come and follow me.

He was the Son Of God he said, and miracles did they behold

The lepers healed, the blind could see, and the crowd fed fourfold

The carpenter gathered the men around him, and preached the  parables bold.

And told the men, come follow me, then his death he foretold.

To Jerusalem he went and Pilate he did see.

They said he was the King of Jews, then they hung him on the tree.

But in three days, he rose again, and our sins away took he.

Praise be to God and to the Spirit and to Jesus all three.

Sit and Talk With Jesus

By Lorraine J. Anderson

If you are down and in a bind

A comfort there you will find

A prayer will still focus your mind

When you talk with Jesus.

When times are tough and you are lost

Your life seems very tempest tossed.

Remember who paid the ultimate cost.

Sit and talk with Jesus.

When troubles seem to overwhelm

Remember who is at the helm,

He’ll remind you of the heavenly realm

The man whose name is Jesus.

He will stay with you all day

And the nighttime too

He will guide you on your way

He wants the best for you

If evil seems to be all around

And peace seems nowhere to be found

Remember who will wear the crown.

Bow before King Jesus

Guidance In the Valley

By Lorraine J. Anderson

To the old English Tune “Early One Morning.”

Early in the morning, our Lord would go walking

Teaching the apostles, and singing a new song.

Come to me, walk with me,

I’ll shepherd you and guide you.

Come and join me, for I love you so.

He never promised us an easy life in this world

He promised us the Spirit to guide us in our life.

Come to Me, Walk with Me,

I’ll shepherd you and guide you.

Come and join me, for I love you so.

When in this sin-filled world, He perform His miracles,

But his teaching has guided us in the millennia since.

Come to Me, Walk with Me

I’ll shepherd you and guide you.

Come and join me, for I love you so.

Will you join with me and walk with Jesus,

Come with us, join with us, and the Spirit will give you peace.

Come to Me, Walk with Me,

I’ll shepherd you and guide you.

Come and join me, for I love you so.

We Gather Around the Teacher

By Lorraine J Anderson

  1. We gather around the Teacher
    He stops upon a hill.
    We hope to see a miracle.
    He tells us to be still.
    Father, as we gather here today,
    Help us to worship in Your way.
  2. We gather around the Teacher,
    He talks to us of grace
    We hope to see a miracle,
    But hear parables in this place.
    Father, as we gather here today,
    Help us to worship in Your way.
  3. We gather around the Teacher,
    A full five thousand strong,
    We hope to see a miracle,
    He teaches right and wrong.
    Father, as we gather here today,
    Help us to worship in Your way.
  4. We gather around the Teacher,
    We hunger, the day is late,
    We hope to see a miracle
    He talks to us of fate.
    Father, as we gather here today,
    Help us to worship in Your way.
  5. We gather around the teacher
    The lame and sick arise
    We witness many miracles
    Our praises lift to the skies
    Father, as we gather here today,
    Help us to worship in Your way.
  6. We gather around the Teacher,
    He blesses the fish and bread,
    We witness another miracle
    As all of us were fed.
    Father, as we gather today,
    Help us to worship in Your way.
  7. We still gather around the Teacher,
    His wisdom still we praise,
    May you learn to know His miracles
    As he guides us through our days.
    Father, as we gather here today
    Help us to worship in your way.

Amen