I do not own a stately mansion,
A limousine or other expensive frills;
But I know my Heavenly Father owns
The cattle on a thousand hills.
I do not always have what I want
And do not live like other people do;
But I know my Heavenly Father
Watches over me and my family too.
He gently teaches me to trust Him
By the enduring lessons He unfolds;
The truths of His Heavenly Kingdom
Are more precious than pearls.
He tells me to consider the lilies
They do not toil neither do they spin
Yet they are pure and arrayed more
Gloriously than Solomon the King.
His love for me is without measure;
On the delicate petals of flowers
He writes me messages of love
Endorsed by gentle spring showers.
He gives the lovely birds their songs
And provides for their sustenance;
Their carols fill the morning air
With the chorus of a singing band.
I hear Him in the rustling leaves,
In the babbling brook He calls my name;
The rays of the golden sun above
Gladden my heart over and over again.
Acres of diamonds, mountains of gold,
Valleys of rubies, and meadows of silver--
The riches of His Kingdom are all mine
For I'm redeemed and His heir forever.
But His Kingdom of Peace is not this world,
He became poor to give me His riches,
Oh, to be rich in what matters the most--
A character without spots and blemishes!
My loving Heavenly Father is truly rich;
The mountains, lakes, the sky and seas,
The rivers, the fowls of the air, and
The cattle on a thousand hills are all His.
Copyrighted © Lydia Haga 2004
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