Thank You for Giving to the Lord

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 As a reminder for all of us, that we make a difference in ways we do not even know, I share the lyrics to a song that always touches me deeply -- Thank You, by Ray Boltz.


I dreamed I went to heaven

And you were there with me

We walked upon the streets of gold

Beside the crystal sea


We heard the angels singing

Then someone called your name

You turned and saw this young man

And he was smiling as he came


And he said, "Friend

You may not know me now"

And then he said, "But wait

You used to teach my Sunday School

When I was only eight"


"And every week you would say a prayer

Before the class would start

And one day when you said that prayer

I asked Jesus in my heart"


Thank you for giving to the Lord

I am a life that was changed

Thank you for giving to the Lord

I am so glad you gave


Then another man stood before you

And said remember the time

A missionary came to your church

And his pictures made you cry


You didn't have much money

But you gave it anyway

Jesus took the gift you gave

And that's why I am here today


Thank you for giving to the Lord

I am a life that was changed

Thank you for giving to the Lord

I am so glad you gave


One by one they came

Far as the eye could see

Each life somehow touched

By your generosity


Little things that you had done

Sacrifices made

Unnoticed on the earth

In heaven now proclaimed


And I know up in heaven

You're not supposed to cry

But I am almost sure

There were tears in your eyes


As Jesus took your hand

And you stood before the Lord

He said, "My child look around you

Great is your reward"


Thank you for giving to the Lord

I am a life that was changed

Thank you for giving to the Lord

I am so glad you gave


I am so glad you gave


© Rev.Mary Ann Tourjee 2019