This week I have a guest blogger. The funny thing is, she probably didn’t even know what a blog was. Mrs. Helen E. Phillips was born on February 4, 1911 and died on May 7, 2011. Yes, she was 100 years old. She was the grandmother of a dear friend and when she shared a few of “Granny’s” poems with me I knew they were too wonderful to keep to ourselves. Even though they were written 50 years ago they still ring true today. That’s what I love about God’s word. It’s always fresh, new and relevant. So, with her families permission I share with you . . .
My Desire by Helen E. Phillips
I would like to be like Jesus, Always patient, loving, kind, Help to bear some pilgrim’s burden, Help relieve some troubled mind.
I would like to be like Jesus, Never say a word unkind, But try to help some poor lost sinner, Peace and joy with Christ to find.
I would like to be like Jesus, Help someone who’s in despair. But I can only speak kind words And take them to the Lord in prayer.
I would like to be like Jesus, Help someone who’s in the gutter. Oh! How pitiful they seem to me, Just like a ship without a rudder.
I would like to be like Jesus, Try to help some struggling brother, Never thinking of myself, Only live my life for others.
I would like to be like Jesus, But like Him I cannot be. I could never do for others, What my Lord had done for me.
I cannot be like you, Dear Jesus, But help me do the best I can. Lord, May I here be true and faithful, And always be a friend to man.
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