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