“Let No One Steal Your Joy”
The Pastor’s words ring loud and clear
His message preached for all to hear
I listened attentively to his speech –
That’s just the point I want to reach.
My joy is mine to keep and hold
No one should steal it I am told
‘Twould only make my life a misery
And offer me no real guarantee
Of happiness and peace of mind
Can I find a heart that’s kind,
Willing to understand my need
Not to pander to another’s greed
For selfish motives that are plain,
Only to acquire some personal gain?
If I to more serious things aspire
Why put me to hang out on a dryer?
There, it comes to me in a flash
Who steals my purse steals only trash.
They can’t take what the Master gives
True joy is found in one who lives
By the Book given us so long ago
To read how blessings come and go
The tinkling laughter of children at play,
The singing birds at start of day,
The fragrant flowers in colours radiant,
The growth of trees, their leaves luxuriant,
The rain that showers us from above
Reminds constantly of the Saviour’s love.
Let no one steal my joy, I pray.
What God gives, let Satan never take away.
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