The Keeper

The Keeper
John McLeod, © 1980

The keeper at the gate of time
Waits patiently and ever
Keeps his vigil silently
His trust he will not sever
Nor will condemn the actions
When the sould strives unaware
But always will embrace in Love
And bless with silent prayer.

Alfred, Lord Tennyson

Flower in the crannied wall,
I pluck you out of the crannies,
I hold you here, root and all, in my hand,
Little flower - but if I could understand
What you are, root and all, and all in all,
I should know what God and man is.

The Glory That Is God
John McLeod, © 1982

It's the kind word softly spoken
And the friendly laughter heard,
It's the smile of proffred friendship
And the heavy burden shared,
It's the gently hand that guides us
As each weary mile we plod,
It's the splendor of His giving
And the glory that is God!

If God
James Montgomery

If God hath made this world so fair,
Where sin and death abound,
How beautiful beyond compare
Will paradise be found!

Time Belongs To God
Greta Zwaan, © 2006

Time somehow eludes you, it alters best intentions,
It passes by while you are unawares;
It doesn’t give you notice so you might watch your step;
You’re not too sure for what you should prepare.

Mankind is oh, so busy, an empire to obtain,
The thought of wealth is foremost in his mind.
He concentrates his efforts regardless of all else,
Prosperity and fame he has to find.

Meanwhile, each moment passes, the hours turn to years,
Then what accomplishments will leave their mark?
You never noticed nature, the fragrance of the rose,
Or seen the trees in colour in the park.

You scurried through the morning, you rushed throughout the day,
You set a pace that many thought too high.
And in your haste and progress, achievement came your way,
But joys of love and nature passed you by.

Then suddenly it happened – your work days have expired,
Retirement is set to come with age,
Your routine is disrupted, you haven’t much to do,
But life is offering you a brand-new page.

Yes, time to smell the roses, to learn to slow your pace,
To find out why the Lord has blessed you so,
To realize the beauty of living on God’s earth,
To hear the gentle, rippling waters flow.

The early song of robins, the mourning dove’s soft coos,
The rising of the sun when dawn draws nigh,
The mist above the waters, the dew drops on the grass
The wonder of a brand-new baby’s cry.

Take note while you’re still able, rejoice in what you see,
Stand still and hear God speaking to your soul,
Be quick to give Him glory, be still and hear His voice,
Remember, time is His; He’s in control!

Related Quotations Regarding Statements About God

No verse of Scripture yields its meaning to lazy people.
A. W. Pink

The martyrs teach us that wealth, prestige and honour have little importance; Christ is the only treasure.
Pope Francis

Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth.
Colossians 3:2

It is only as we remember and embrace His generous grace toward us that we can extend it to others.
Dr. David Jeremiah

Every charitable act is a stepping stone toward heaven.
Henry Ward Beecher

The name Jehovah carries majesty in it; the name Father carries mercy in it.
Thomas Watson

Temptation is the devil looking through the keyhole. Yielding is opening the door and inviting him in.
Billy Sunday

In God's wisdom, He frequently chooses to meet our needs by showing His love toward us through the hands and hearts of others.
Jack Hayford

God's Word is as necessary to your soul as food is to your body. If you don't get into the Bible, you're going to start feeling lethargic.
Rick Warren

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