Nothing -- is what I would really deserve.
But He gave me a gift, a marvelous treasure.
He gave me Himself; His very life,
And love, peace and joy in such bountiful measure.
He gave me salvation! A gift so divine!
Eternal life up in heaven’s glory!
A room with a view He‘s designing for me!
Gold, diamonds, and pearls are a part of this story.
He gave me faith that keeps growing each day.
It was fragile and tiny though right at the start.
He gave grace and forgiveness, to keep giving away,
‘cause He knows the very need of my heart.
He gave me family and the dearest of friends.
Through them I have grown and been put to the test.
He gave a hope that I cling to at all times.
But to be loved by Him, now that is the best!
There’s mercy that’s new each day in the morning!
I have His promise, He’ll always be there.
There’s a new song I sing to keep praising His Name!
I gave Him my heart as I knelt there in prayer!
Karin Ristau ©