Psalm 127

children giftUnless the Lord builds the house
The builders work in vain
Unless the Lord guards the city
The sentries watch in vain.

Why do you work from dawn to dusk
In hopes of having food to eat?
When God will meet your deepest needs
And give you rest.

And don’t resent having children
They’re a gift from the Lord
Like arrows in a warrior’s quiver
You’ll be glad you had a lot
And when the enemy confronts you
You will not be ashamed
Because the fruit of the womb is a reward.

© J Dan Small

Psalm 113

ChildrenPraise ye the Lord, Hallelujah!
All His servants, praise His name!
Bless His name now and forever
All His wondrous deeds proclaim!

From the rising to the setting
Everywhere the sun doth shine
Praise His name, He is exalted
Highest glory, Lord divine.

Who is like the Lord Jehovah
Now enthroned in heav’n above?
Stooping down He sees the needy
Lifts them from the dust with love.

Raised us up from dust and ashes
Set us up as princes fair,
Caused the childless ones to prosper
Children’s voices fill the air.

Praise ye the Lord, Hallelujah!
All His servants, praise His name!
Bless His name now and forever
All His wondrous deeds proclaim!

© 2014  J Dan Small