Category Archives: Poetry

God Is With Us Poem Excerpt

God Himself is with thee–
Thy Savior, Keeper, Friend;
And He will not forsake thee,
Nor leave thee to life’s end.
-J. D. Smith
Our Daily Bread


Poem on A Christian’s Love

Love is giving for the world’s needs,
Love is sharing as the Spirit leads,
Love is caring when the world cries,
Love is compassion with Christlike eyes.

In Our Daily Bread
May 9, 2011

A Christian’s Testimony

Not half the storms that threaten me
E’er broke upon my head.
Not half the pains I’ve waited for
E’er reached me or my bed.
Not half the clouds that drifted by
Have overshadowed me–
Not half the dangers ever came
I fancied I could see.

Dear Heavenly Father, hold my hand
Each moment lest I fall.
Thine is the power to keep–my part
To let Thee, that is all.
I dare not take one step alone,
And, oh, how sweet it is to know
Thy loving, mighty, tender clasp
Will never let me go.
–Author Unknown

Warn Someone

If you have passed a dangerous place
Somewhere along life’s way,
And know that others, too, will face
The same some future day,
You ought to place a red flag there,
Or firmly set a stake,
Thus warning them with honest care
For God and Heaven’s sake.

Then sound a strong, clear, warning note
Revealing Satan’s wiles,
Which may be done by word or vote,
Or by some self-denials;
But if you save a soul from sin,
A life from wreck and woe,
You’ll help yourself a crown to win
Where Heaven’s glories flow.

–Author Unknown


My life is but a weaving
Between My Lord and me;
I cannot choose the colors
He worketh steadily.

Ofttimes He weaveth sorrow
And I in foolish pride,
Forget that He seeth the upper,
And I the under side.

Not till the loom is silent
And the shuttles cease to fly,
Shall God unroll the canvas
And explain the reason why.

The dark threads are as needful
In the Weaver’s skillful hand,
As the threads of gold and silver
In the pattern He has planned.

–Author Unknown


If God can make of an ugly seed,
With a bit of earth and air
And dew and rain, sunshine and shade,
A flower so wondrous fair,
What can He make of a soul like you,
With the Bible and faith and prayer
And the Holy Spirit, if you do His will
And trust His love and care?

–Author Unknown


when troubles are deep and your world is dark,
don’t give up hope,

when life turns sour and you’ve lost your way,
don’t give up hope,

when fears stack up and you’re sure no one cares,
don’t give up hope,

when temptation comes knocking
and you struggle with it so,
don’t give up hope,


–Walter Hoving Home, Garrison, NY 10524