Be inspired by these religious birthday poems. Share in the blessings of another birthday no matter what age a person is turning. Share these birthday greetings, in the form of poems, to encourage others.
God gave us all a number of years on earth to fulfill His purpose and
living and giving thanks to Him is especially important on our day of birth. As it states in Psalm 139:13: "For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb." He knew
us before we were born and He created us. Celebrate and praise Him on this day!
Time is ever on the wing,
Fast our moments fly away;
Let us prize them, though they bring
Joy and sorrow mixed always!
Had we joy alone, my friend,
We would seek no other sphere;
Did God only sorrow send,
We would wish the end was near!
God is wiser far than we,
And He knoweth what is best;
Let us in His wisdom see
That He seeks our faith to test!
May we live, as though this hour
Were our last on earth to spend;
And, come sunshine, shade, or shower,
God's best blessing will attend!
Let the years roll on apace.
Heaven is nearer than before;
Let us bravely trials face.
Waves break loudest near the shore!
Summer, Autumn, Winter, Spring,
All within one year are bound;
Let us through each season sing
Songs of praise the whole year round!
Plans I Have For You
Poet: Catherine Pulsifer
(Jeremiah 29:11 NIV)
The years have passed our journey continues
But God has opened for you so many avenues.
When you look back and see His love
I know, you know, it is from above.
God has a purpose for your life
And when you faced life's strife
He has been with you through it all
He has helped you stand up tall.
God has blessed you with another year
Listen for His voice and hear:
"For I know the plans I have for you,"
Plans to prosper you and not to harm you,
Plans to give you hope and a future."
So, celebrate this special day
Be thankful and praise God above.
Your birthday we all celebrate,
Let's give thanks and cut the cake!
Does your age make you feel you're a burden to man?
Remember beloved, you're part of God's plan.
Though your body be feeble, your hearing impaired,
There's a great deal of work in this world to be shared.
And though you're not able to physically strain,
You are still able to share other's pain.
You can encourage and you can advise
The vast store of knowledge that now buried lies.
The lessons you've learned in your travels on earth,
To those who are younger can share of your worth.
Let the beauty of age and the wisdom of time
Be a joy to your heart, and then share it with mine.
Poet: Caleb Davis Bradlee
All hail, my friend, a holy cheer,
On this, your natal day!
May all things bright and good appear,
We do most humbly pray.
In childhood's hour we knew your name,
In the old ark, our home,
Where with your bird-like voice you came,
Our parents bade you come.
And when in later life we met,
Old friendships were renewed;
And 'round the past we linger yet,
With trembling eyes bedewed!
We both have parted with the true,
We both have said "Good-bye,"
And holy angels watch us too,
And linger often nigh!
This sacred hour we will rejoice
For all that God has given,
And with a gladsome, hopeful voice,
Will turn our eyes to Heaven.
All hail again, this birthday thine;
With joy and trust go on!
Long may it be ere life decline,
And mortal work be done!