Poems and Bible Verses
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Love remembers
It's Bath Time -- for Body & Soul

Off the scale!
God's little saints
Tucked in... with God
Golden Anniversary
Home at last!
He is RISEN!

Love remembers

1-The Little Things That Happen
Are tucked into your mind,
And come again to greet you
(Or most of them, you'll find).

Through many little doorways,
Of which you keep the keys,
They crowd into your thinking --
We call them Memories.

But some of them are rovers
And wander off and get
So lost, the keys grow rusty,
And that means -- you forget.

But some stay ever near you;
You'll find they never rove --
The keys are always shining --
Those are the things you love.
"The Little Things That Happen" by Marjorie Wilson


2-(God said...)
Can a woman forget her nursing child,
And not have compassion on the son of her womb?
Surely they may forget,
Yet I will not forget you.

See, I have inscribed you
On the palms of My hands

Isaiah 49.15-16a


It's Bath Time -- for Body & Soul

1-Bring the biggest bath you've seen,
Water hot and towels clean,
Bring the soap that smells so sweetly;
Bring the nighties, folded neatly --
Bath time! Bath time! Hip hooray!
Jolliest time of all the day!

Bring the funny rubber toys,
Bring the little girls and boys;
Sticky fingers, grubby knees,
Rub them, scrub them, if you please --
Bath time! Bath time! Work away --
Busiest time of all the day.

Bring the grumbles and complainings,
Bring the little aches and painings,
All the frowns and all the tears,
Drown them in the bath, my dears.
Bath time! Bath time! Kiss and say --
Happiest time of all the day!

"The Song of the Bath" by Margaret Gibbs


2-Who may ascend into the hill of the LORD?
Or who may stand in His holy place?
He who has clean hands and a pure heart.

Wash yourselves! Make yourselves clean!
Put away the evil of your doings from before My eyes. Cease to do evil. Learn to do good.
Seek justice. Rebuke the oppressor.
Defend the fatherless. Plead for the widow.
"Come now, and let us reason together,"
Says the LORD,
"Though your sins are like scarlet,
They shall be as white as snow;
Though they are red like crimson,
They shall be as wool."

If we confess our sins, God is faithful and just
To forgive us our sins
And to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
Ps 24:3-4a; Isa 1.16-18; 1 John 1.9


Off the scale!

1-How many pounds does baby weigh --
Baby who came but a month ago?
How many pounds from her crowning curl
To the rosy tip of her tiny toe?

Grandfather puts her on the scale,
Tenderly guides the swinging weight,
And carefully over his glasses peers
To read the dial. " 'Tis only eight."

Softly the echo goes around.
The father laughs at the tiny girl;
The fair young mother croons to her,
While grandmother smoothes her golden curl.

And leaning down to the precious child,
Nestles a kiss, within a prayer.
Murmuring softly, "Little one,
Grandfather didn't weigh you fair."


2-He couldn't weigh your winsome smile,
Or the joy you bring, dear helpless one;
He couldn't weigh the threads of love,
From which your newborn life was spun ...

He couldn't weigh your lovely soul
For here on earth, no scale there be
That can avail. God only knows
Your value in eternity ...

"Weighing the Baby" by Ethel Lynn Beers


3-Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD,
The fruit of the womb is a reward.
Like arrows in the hand of a warrior,
So are the children of one's youth.

And these words which I command you today
Shall be in your heart.
You shall teach them diligently to your children,
And shall talk of them when you sit in your house,
When you walk by the way, when you lie down,
And when you rise up.
Psalm 127.3-4; Deu 6.6-7

God's little saints

1-Come, you children, listen to me;
I will teach you the fear of the LORD.

Even a child is known by his deeds,
Whether what he does is pure and right.

Now therefore, listen to me, my children,
For blessed are those who keep God's ways.

Young men and maidens;
Old men and children --
Praise the name of the LORD,
For His name alone is exalted;
His glory is above the earth and heaven.

Ps 34.11, Prov 20.11, Prov 8.32, Ps 148.12-13


2-Look down on me, a little one,
Whose life is only just begun:
Dear Savior, smile on me.

Watch over me from day to day,
When I sleep, and when I play,
Dear Savior, smile on me.

Help me to do Thy holy will,
With thoughts of Thee my mind to fill:
Dear Savior, smile on me.
"A Child's Morning Prayer" by J. Kirby

3-Here a little child I stand
Holding up my either hand
Tiny hands, as You can see
Here I lift them up to Thee
For Thy blessing now to fall
On our home and on us all.
"A Child's Grace" by R.Herrick


1-Little children, never give
Pain to things that feel and live.

Let the gentle robin come
For the crumbs (please save him some)
As his food you throw along
He'll repay you with a song.

Never hurt the timid hare
Peeping from her green grass lair
Let her come and sport and play
On the lawn at close of day.

The little lark goes soaring high
To bright windows of the sky
Singing as 'twere always spring
And fluttering on an untired wing --
Oh! let him sing his happy song,
Nor do these gentle creatures wrong.

"Kindness to Animals" by Anon


2-God created man in His own image
In the image of God created He him
Male and female created He them.

Then God blessed them, and God said to them,
"Be fruitful and multiply
Fill the earth and subdue it

Have dominion...
Over the fish of the sea,
Over the birds of the air, and
Over every living thing that moves on the earth."

Genesis 1.27-28

Tucked in... with God

1-Beddy-bye Time
No more TV; no more play
Every toy is put away,
Ended is the lovely day,
Then -- good night!

Drink your milk all white and creamy,
Have your bath all warm and steamy
Close your eyes all tired and dreamy,
Then -- good night!

Through your window stars are peeping,
From their holes the mice are creeping,
God will guard you while you're sleeping
Then -- good night!
"Good Night" by Ruth Ainsworth


2-A Child's Evening Prayer
Now I lay me down to sleep,
I pray the Lord my soul to keep
If I should die before I wake,
I pray Thee, Lord, my soul to take.


3-A Child's Morning Prayer
Through the night Thy angels kept
Watch above me while I slept,
Now the night has passed away,
Thank Thee, Lord, for this new day.

Give me food that I may live;
Every sin I do, forgive;
Keep all evil things away,
From Thy little child this day.
"A Child's Prayer" by William Canton

4-From childhood you have known the Holy Scriptures,
Which are able to make you wise for salvation,
Through faith, which is in Christ Jesus.

O God, You have taught me from my youth:
And hitherto have I declared Your wondrous works.

God said, "These words which I command you today
Shall be in your heart.
You shall teach them diligently to your children.
You shall talk of them when you sit in your house,
When you walk by the way,
When you lie down, and when you rise up."

Jesus said, "Let the little children come to Me.
Do not forbid them --
For of such is the kingdom of heaven."
2 Tim 3.15, Ps 71.17, Deu 6.6-7, Mt 19.14

Golden Anniversary

1-I wandered today to the hill, Maggie,
To watch the scene below,
The creek and the creaking old mill, Maggie,
Where you and I used to go.

Oh, the green grove is gone from the hill, Maggie,
Where once the daisies sprung,
But I love you, and I always will, Maggie,
Since you and I were young.

Although we have grown old and gray, Maggie,
As spray by the white breakers flung;
But to me you're as fair as you were, Maggie,
When you and I were young!
"When You and I Were Young" by George W. Johnson


2-Nothing is more lovely than a long-married husband & wife,
Silver-haired, walking hand in hand together down the road of life,
Inseparable by naught but death.


3- Jesus said:
For this reason shall a man
Leave father and mother,
And shall cleave to his wife.
And they two shall be one flesh.
Wherefore they are no more two, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together,
Let no one put asunder.
Matthew 19.5-6

Home at last!

1-Today the journey is ended,
I have worked out the mandates of fate;
Naked, alone, undefended,
I knock at the Uttermost Gate.
Behind is life and its longing,
Its trial, its trouble, its sorrow;
Beyond is the Infinite Morning
Of a day without a tomorrow.

Go back to dust and decay,
Body, grown weary and old;
You are worthless to me from today --
No longer my soul can you hold.
I lay you down gladly forever
For a life that is better than this;
I go where partings ne'er sever
You into oblivion's abyss.

Lo, the gate swings wide at my knocking,
Across endless reaches I see
Loved ones with laughter come flocking
To give a glad welcome to me.


2-Farewell, the maze has been threaded,
This is the ending of strife;

Say not that death should be dreaded --
'Tis but the beginning of life.
"A Soul's Soliloquy" by Wenonah Stevens Abbott


3-For I know that my Redeemer lives,
And He shall stand at last on the earth.
And after my skin is destroyed, this I know,
That in my flesh I shall see God,
Whom I shall see for myself,
And my eyes shall behold, and not another.
How my heart yearns within me!

So when my corruptible body
Has put on incorruption,
And my mortal body has put on immortality,
Then shall be brought to pass the saying:
"Death is swallowed up in victory!"
O Death, where is your sting?
O grave, where is your victory?
Job 19.25-27; 1 Cor 15.54-55

He is RISEN!

1-God sent His Son,
His name is Jesus.
He came to love, heal, and forgive.
He lived and died
To buy my pardon.
An empty tomb is there to prove my Savior lives!

Because He lives, I can face tomorrow;
Because He lives, all fear is gone.
Because I KNOW He holds the future
My life is worth the living
Just because... HE LIVES!!!

"Because He Lives" by Gloria & William Gaither


2-(Jesus said:)
"Because I live, you will live also."

For the Lord Himself
Will descend from heaven with a shout,
With the voice of an archangel,
And with the trumpet of God.

And the dead in Christ will rise first.
Then we who are alive and remain
Shall be caught up together with them in the clouds
To meet the Lord in the air.
And thus we shall always be with the Lord.

Therefore comfort one another with these words.
John 14.19b; 1 Corinthians 4.16-18


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