When The Storms of Life are Raging!

When the storms of life are raging And I cannot see ahead When the path so steep – I tremble To go where God has led! I find in Christ my Saviour The strength needed each day To take the step before me Set by Him on life’s way!  – Jennifer René Daniel

Life Is So Busy

Life is so busy, no time for much prayer. I am just running and filled with despair.

No Room

Man, you resist God, His calling, Stilling His voice every day;

The New Year

I timidly step in the darkness ahead Looking back on the year that my Saviour has led I timidly step in the darkness ahead Looking back on the year that my Saviour has led So unknown, so untried, doth the new year appear That I step on the threshold with shrinking and fear My child, […]

Job

Job didn't hear of the challenge, Satan had made to the Lord. Job didn't hear of the challenge, Satan had made to the Lord. Ignorant, fragile, defenceless Job was when Satan's wrath poured. Robbed of his wealth, of his children, Stricken with boils, searing pain, Would he curse God, end in failure? Look, he has […]

Judgment Had Fallen

Judgment had fallen upon sinful man; God's word had warned them again and again: Judgment had fallen upon sinful man; God's word had warned them again and again: How can they argue with sin at the door, Seek God, Repent, the old prophets implore. Judgment had fallen, but men would not heed, Sin they would […]

I Marvel

I marvel that within His hand This mortal clay should lie; I marvel that within His hand This mortal clay should lie; That He would take this worthless self To cleanse and purify. His precious blood removes the dross, The sin, the guilt, the shame, So that he can impress on me His signature and […]

Lost

Lost I cried out in repentance 'Lord, please have mercy on me Lost I cried out in repentance 'Lord, please have mercy on me All that I ask is Thy pardon That Thou would'st save, redeem me' Outside the cup seemed so perfect But it had darkness within 'Till the bright light of Thy gospel […]

Joy

Joy sweet adornment for pilgrims, Spreading a fragrance so sweet Joy sweet adornment for pilgrims, Spreading a fragrance so sweet Reaching to weary and needy Drawing them to Jesus feet Joy in abundant salvation Given so full and so free Claimed when repentant and seeking Joy that my God pardoned me Joy in the Saviour's […]

Tongue Mighty Member Misleadingly Small

Ah, what a treasure is found in the tongue, Healing and soothing and saying 'well done.' Ah, what a treasure is found in the tongue, Healing and soothing and saying 'well done.' Small as it is, it can change someone's life, Smooth over troubles and dissipate strife. Ah, what a nightmare can be that wee […]

Can You Be Sinking?

Can you be sinking and drowning, When there is work to be done? Can you be sinking and drowning, When there is work to be done? Have you turned back from the plough share, Shirking the call of God's son? Think of the men in the Bible, Think of the stand they  made, How can […]

How Can It Be?

How can it be that I should be Sought by almighty God? How can it be that I should be Sought by almighty God? This black, deceitful heart of mine Washed by his precious blood? My sins line up in vivid hue, I shrink in horror, shame, Can they be blotted out by God, Cleansed, […]

I Feel So Lost

I feel so lost, dear Lord, Upon this planet earth, I feel so lost, dear Lord, Upon this planet earth, So small — a tiny entity. What can my life be worth? How can thy love be reaching me? I'm lost within the crowd. My plaintive call for Thee to hear Expires midst voices loud. […]

A Dreary Existence

Ah, what a dreary existance is mine — Beds upon beds wait with linen in line, Floors that need dusting, and food to be made, Wish in another bright era I stayed. Nobody listens or sees what I do. Nobody hears my plans that are new. Nobody shares my impossible goals. Nobody cares me me […]

The Rock

Oh Rock within the raging storm, I cling to Thee though spent and worn, Oh Rock within the raging storm I cling to Thee though spent and worn Ah lift me up, reach out to me That I might rest myself on Thee. ~ Jenny Daniel

Things Have Gone Wrong

Things have gone wrong, weary pilgrim,       But is it sin at your door? Judgment has heavily fallen;       Seek God; His mercy implore. Things have gone wrong, but life’s transient.       Heaven awaits farther on. Lift up your eyes, He is coming,       Rest your sad lot there upon. Things have gone wrong — men are watching,       Will […]

Am I the Cause?

Am I the cause of the conflicts, Am I the cause of the pain, Am I the cause of the conflicts, Am I the cause of the pain, Am I the one that is bringing, Heart-ache and anger and pain? Am I the one that is spending, More than the budget allows? Am I the […]

No Greater Gift

There was no greater gift that God Could mercif'ly bestow, There was no greater gift that God Could mercif'ly bestow, For in his Son he gave His all To sinners here below There was no humbler place to be That first great Christmas morn, For midst the donkeys, fodder, food, The King of Kings was […]

He Came Alone

He came alone, To pay for sin, He came alone, To pay for sin, Mankind to save, Salvation win, To drink the cup, For you and me, That hour in dark Gathsemane God satisfied, Through him at last, For all our sin, On him was cast. That you and I, Could be set free, Becaus […]

The Master Potter’s Work

The Master Potter's work cries out, Behold his hand was here, The Master Potter's work cries out, Behold his hand was here, 'Tis only he could make us thus, The evidence is clear. ~ Jenny Daniel

In the Potter’s Hands

'Tis marvelous that I may lie, Within the potters hands, 'Tis marvelous that I may lie, Within the potters hands, That he can form and fashion me, According to his plan. ~ Jenny Daniel

The Glorious Race

Ah glorious race that I should run, Where ran the saints of old Ah glorious race that I should run, Where ran the saints of old That in the footsteps stained with blood, My very path unfolds. I'll clutch no weight up it, I'll throw them all inside, That naught may bind and hold me […]

Peter

Peter had boasted so loud to his Lord, Confident phrases from his mouth had poured, Peter had boasted so loud to his Lord, Confident phrases from his mouth had poured, Others may fail you – but never will I. Danger may threaten – but Peter is nigh. But when the soldiers had captured the Lord, […]

Am I A Hindrance?

Am I an hindrance to God's work, As near me clay is marred and hurt? Am I an hindrance to God's work, As near me clay is marred and hurt? Yes, on the wheel a loved one lay, Whom I have jabbed this very day. Scars can so easily start and form, Hurts are in […]

I Hear Your Cry

Dear child of mine, I hear your cry. I know that oft you'd rather die, Dear child of mine, I hear your cry. I know that oft you'd rather die, Than face the scalpels steely touch, That reaches to your inner dust. I've planned, dear child, what you shall be, Thus, leave the choices up […]

Come, Saith the Voice of the Potter

Come, saith the voice of the potter, Warped and defiled though you be. Come, saith the voice of the potter, Warped and defiled though you be. I can reform and remake you, Rid you from dross and debry. Come, saith the voice of the potter, Fair though you be in your eyes, You will not […]

I Know the Load Is Heavy, Child

I know the load is heavy, child; 'Too much your plaintive cry, I know the load is heavy, child; 'Too much your plaintive cry, Bowed down you stumble 'neith the weight, Each step – a long drawn sigh. Within your load so many things, That I have not decreed, You add each task as if […]

Is Your Joy Lost?

Is your joy lost, weary pilgrim Has it fled far from your heart Is your joy lost, weary pilgrim Has it fled far from your heart Can it be dark sin that’s lurking Making sweet joy to depart Is there a love that is hidden Secret and cloistered within E’en though your feet have not […]

It Was for This

In the brevity of time out of the endlessness of eternity, In the brevity of time out of the endlessness of eternity, A miracle From the glory of Heaven into the crudeness of a manger! A baby–still From the Creator of the world and throne Supreme Despised, rejected, mocked thy God hath been And from […]

How Sad

The town was full, no room was found for the simple village maid The town was full, no room was found       For the simple village maid No wonder then–on straw it was       The babe was gently laid. The town was full of busy men,       All busy doing things. No wonder then, they […]

She’s Older Now

She’s older now The red cheeked blushing maiden Granny She’s older now The red cheeked blushing maiden Has slighter grown and frailer is her frame She does no bounce Her step is slow She hardly knows her name Those jet black locks are Snow white now Her face with wrinkles strewn It seems the cares […]

Carried Hence

Her feeble light is flickering She lay upon the bed Granny Her feeble light is flickering She lay upon the bed And people whisper tenderly As in and out they tread She lingered on and childhood days So long ago crowd in Her father, mother, home-so much Of all that’s past and been Oh glorious […]

The Test of Our Christian Walk

Don’t go and ask my family About my Christian walk Don’t go and ask my family About my Christian walk Thank goodness they are silent ones What if the girls should talk? It’s safe to lose my temper there To be both cruel and mean As long as no-one hears of it Or nothing has […]

My Tongue

Early this morning I got out of bed What was that horrible thing that I said? Early this morning I got out of bed What was that horrible thing that I said? Someone was hopeless, would never achieve Were those wet tears that I saw on his sleeve? What were the words that I chirped […]

Nobody Cares!

Ah what a dreary existence is mine Beds upon beds wait with linen in line Ah what a dreary existence is mine Beds upon beds wait with linen in line Floors that need dusting and food to be made Wish in another bright era I stayed Nobody listens or sees what I do Nobody hears […]

His Plan

My child it is a different path I’ve planned for you below My child it is a different path I’ve planned for you below Lift up the roots you’ve planted deep I would not have them grow I want you dearest child of Mine To let Me lead the way Submit and let Me be […]

The Best of the Flock

I ask for the best of the flock, dear child The offering you give Me I ask for the best of the flock, dear child The offering you give Me But what is this weak and puny lamb Upon the altar I see? For the world outside, you present your best Not a bit from […]

Curbing the Tongue Is Hard

It's hard to curb my tongue within the home The world's outside, I'm all alone It's hard to curb my tongue within the home The world's outside, I'm all alone If no-one hears, they will not know My family are suff'ring so I sometimes see my daughter wince A sister twitch, a brother flinch But […]

What Am I Doing Here?

“What am I doing here?” I hear your plaintive cry “What am I doing here?” I hear your plaintive cry As floundering upon the earth You sink and moan and cry. What are you doing there Dear child how can it be You haven’t fathomed t’was My love That gave your life to thee. To […]

How Often Would I . . . But Ye Would Not

I would my child this year you had grown That you my Word had better know I would my child this year you had grown That you my Word had better known I longed to lead you higher on the way I wished to fashion o’er the broken clay BUT YE WOULD NOT I would […]

That Other Land

A second journey take us to that other land– or is it less? A second journey take us to that other land– or is it less? When-In the twinkling of an eye-we are so blessed For Heaven’s gates are opened wide-and we are at our Savior's side To worship at His feet-unending joy-oh bliss complete! […]

Can I Ever Pen?

Can I ever, ever pen The eyes from which no judgment came? John 8 Can I ever, ever pen The eyes from which no judgment came? Sorrow for my sin I saw Oh to stumble never more Knowledge of my sinful life Every cause and every strife Sadness at my fallen state Yet He will […]

They Are Without Excuse

Dear God-Thy infinite power and might Shine forth from the world’s upon our sight Dear God-Thy infinite power and might Shine forth from the world’s upon our sight Just a word-and the heavens were put in place With the sun, moon and stars suspended in space Not a fraction too close-not a fraction too far! […]

Didst Thou Know?

Didst thou know, oh Bethlehem       When travelers bustled by Didst thou know, oh Bethlehem       When travelers bustled by That one still night–The mighty God       Would in thy borders lie? No room–O town of Bethlehem       He owns each hill and den Yet in thy stable manger       Begins His walk with men […]

How Sad That “Few Are Chosen”!

The world doth teem with throngs of men The marching feet drone on The world doth teem with throngs of men The marching feet drone on And small the little band who tread Amidst this mighty throne Their clothes are white–God’s righteousness Through faith, their only shroud Oh mighty is the grace that God So […]

Prepare to Meet thy God

Prepare the earnest prophet cried More time that day will be denied Prepare the earnest prophet cried More time that day will be denied Oh man–take care–oh man beware You’ll surely meet God over there God calls to you upon life’s way You still His Voice from day to day You do not think, you […]

To Each a Different Path

To each a different path in this new year To each a different path in this new year Through storm or sunshine Joy or tear A task to do message to share A soul to win through loving care A Life to live within the home Seeking to please my God alone To each a […]

Thy Blood, Thy Grace, Thy Love

I saw the saved ones gather       On Heaven’s blessed shore I saw the saved ones gather       On Heaven’s blessed shore There stood a wondrous multitude       Who’d found salvation’s door But who are these who days ago       Were drowning in their sin? And now they are Christ’s Holy Bride       All cleansed […]

Special Strength and Grace

I think a newborn baby Is the sweetest gift of all I think a newborn baby Is the sweetest gift of all To have a tiny human life So fragile and so small And yet it is an awesome task To mold this human clay Each word I speak–each deed I do Will ‘form’ from […]

Thank God

Thank God, you gave us constant love Through all our ups and downs For such a Father Thank God, you gave us constant love Through all our ups and downs We knew a loving heart was there Beneath each warning frown! Thank God, you didn’t compromise And lead us all astray But kept us to […]

Daddy

Oh Daddy, you have always been A pillar strong–on which to lean Oh Daddy, you have always been A pillar strong–on which to lean Which did not bend within the storm But stood upright since I was born In life God knew that I would need A father true in word and deed In you […]

The Day Is Born

The birds' sweet song Disturbs the hush of morn The birds' sweet song Disturbs the hush of morn Another year has flown The day is born How sweet to know He waits And at the break Of each new day His Loving Hand Holds out the way. ~ Jenny Daniel

Oh, Innumerable the Masses

Oh, innumerable the masses People everywhere Oh, innumerable the masses People everywhere Full of burdens, full of stresses Loaded down by care Men are passing on unheeded To a lost eternity Nought to stop them, nought to warn them Of their hopeless destiny! Thou, O child of God, commissioned In this world to shine–a light […]

Too Late

Wide doth the door of God’s mercy Beckon–oh enter within Wide doth the door of God’s mercy Beckon–oh enter within High was the price paid on Calv’ry To conquer and cover all sin God–Mighty King–Heaven’s Glory Life-giving, Hope-Filling Lord Mercy and truth met each other Man–fallen man–He restored. Still at thy heart, man, He standeth […]

One Look

Oh child of God, thy steps, thy dress Should God’s allegiance claim Oh child of God, thy steps, thy dress Should God’s allegiance claim One look should tell the mocking world That thou dos’t bare His Name Oh child don’t linger nearer when Thou senseth sin and wrong Don’t walk towards the darkness ‘Tis light […]

Fleeing – God Is Watching

The war has raged for centuries The armies are in array The war has raged for centuries The armies are in array Oh sad the losses and dear the prize That’s fought for from day to day Oh soldier how great the rejoicing When heavenward comes the prize Oh soldier how sad if unheeded Unhelped, […]

If Christ Is My Life

If Christ is my life, I would value each day To follow His precepts, to heed and obey If Christ is my life, I would value each day To follow His precepts, to heed and obey To seek His approval in all that I am To live out His Purpose, to fulfill His Plan The […]

They Did Not Turn

How many times in humble prayer With calamities–sore hard pressed How many times in humble prayer With calamities–sore hard pressed Our nation called on Almighty God In mercy, supply and bless Surely He’ll answer speedily Just humble yourself today My child, My word commands you To TURN as well as pray. ~ Jenny Daniel

The All-Sufficient One

A Rock within the raging storm To shelter you, to keep you warm A Rock within the raging storm To shelter you, to keep you warm A Burning Light in darkness black To show the way, to call you back The Living Bread to feed your soul To give you strength, to make you whole […]

The Crown

The war has raged for centuries The armies are in array The war has raged for centuries The armies are in array Oh sad the losses and dear the prize That’s fought for from day to day Oh soldier how great the rejoicing When heavenward comes the prize Oh soldier how sad if unheeded Unhelped, […]

I Need Thee Lord

To steer my craft Amid lifes stormy sea To steer my craft Amid lifes stormy sea To safely reach That higher destiny Where sorrows cease And loved ones wait ashore Dark nights ahead The lighthouse dim to me Uncertain–scared I give this craft to Thee Thou long ago Life’s sorrows braved And safely crossed Each […]

But Your Iniquities

Isaiah 59:2 Beloved land, Your God hath mighty Hand With power to deliver At His great might and power All other forces quiver No task too big for Him to deal On wrong a deathly blow Beloved land what then the cause For this dire state below? Beloved land your God hath ear That never […]

Condemned

Though man was made by God’s own Hands Condemned, condemned he surely stands “For God sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through Him might be saved.” –John 3:17 Though man was made by God’s own Hands Condemned, condemned he surely stands For he who darkness chose–not […]

The March of Faith

The march of faith doth rhythmically move on Down ages dark and turbulent it’s gone “…Let us run with patience the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith” –Hebrews 12:1, 2 The march of faith doth rhythmically move on Down ages dark and turbulent it’s gone […]

Thy Precious Word

Do I appreciate Thy Word That showed me Calvary Do I appreciate Thy Word That showed me Calvary And gave me faith and simple trust To find new life in Thee? Do I hold fast Thy precious Word When storms and wild winds blow That all the promises in Thee Are mine to claim and […]

Regret

Standing in awe at the Judgment throne I thought back on the past–spent years Standing in awe at the Judgment throne I thought back on the past–spent years I encountered my youthful mischievous friends And the others who’d been very dear Then suddenly a force gripped my heart And I cried out in anguished moan […]

I Will Not

I will not – Daniel purposed And what a stand made he “. . .Daniel purposed in his heart. . .”  ~ Daniel 1:8 I will not – Daniel purposed And what a stand made he Through all the dangers he had faced He never swerved from Thee I will not ‘blessed purpose’ To meet […]

Another Time

Don’t bother dear, I’ll heed to you another time Just run and play some other day Don’t bother dear, I’ll heed to you another time Just run and play some other day I’ll read and laugh and teach you how to pray too much to-day “Too much!” –Each day with laden care Filling the moments […]

Mother

Oh mother, what a friend you’ve been Throughout my growing years Oh mother, what a friend you’ve been Throughout my growing years A guide, support, protector Through laughter, joy, and tears Just knowing through the thick and thin That you were always there To give advice, to warn, to teach To laugh away each care […]

My Mother

My mother is like a sweet country home Next to a wood of experience to roam My mother is like a sweet country home Next to a wood of experience to roam Two windows to let the love shine through A door, that speaks of laughter too A kitchen to help us in every need […]

Against the Tide II

Oh Lord–at work They do not speak of Thee Oh Lord–at work They do not speak of Thee But in the mocking words Of blasphemy! Their talk defiles I cannot move away Within that atmosphere I have to stay My precious child This is your mission field Those hardened hearts Will surely yield I cannot […]

Against the Tide I

My God–the world has changed Old norms are past My God–the world has changed Old norms are past It’s values and high principles Have fallen fast Technology and modern thought New doctrine Religion that decries Thy word as nought At school they mock My love for Thee The narrow way They will not see I […]

The Peace of God Which Passeth All Understanding

Not a glimpse of reason Never knowing why! Philippians 4:7 Not a glimpse of reason Never knowing why! Despite my prayers and seeking Closed the Heavenly sky! Questioning His dealings Dark my present path! Thwarted expectations Scorners point and laugh! As Thy child–I’ll conquer All the foe would do! Peace–‘not understand’ Has filled my heart […]

Trust Me, My Child

This year ahead lies in His Hand For thee, His child, the path is planned This year ahead lies in His Hand For thee, His child, the path is planned His whispering voice in love doth say Trust Me, My child, to lead the way Each day I have a work for thee Your mundane […]

Every Part of Thee

There were so many little things I gave up Lord to Thee “Present your bodies…a living sacrifice” Romans 12:1.2 There were so many little things I gave up Lord to Thee Somehow I felt I’d sacrificed What was required of me But then I read Thy word anew Which said so tenderly My child, I […]

Tis a Battle

Oh ‘tis a battle fierce and strong Waging in earnest ‘gainst sin and wrong Oh ‘tis a battle fierce and strong Waging in earnest ‘gainst sin and wrong You are a soldier in the fray Fighting for Jesus from day to day Truth be your girdle firmly clasped Righteousness, breastplate to still each blast Faith, […]

He Knoweth Best

Storms gather, skies darken Hopes light grows dim Storms gather, skies darken Hopes light grows dim Timid, I step ahead Leaning on Him. Tender His voice whispers Sweet in my ear ‘Dear sinking child of mine Hark I am here’ Weary and woe begone Everything lost Resting, refreshed in Him He bears the cost Weak, […]

Humble Thyself to Walk With God

Dear God, ‘tis Thee must humbled be To walk with mere humanity Dear God, ‘tis Thee must humbled be To walk with mere humanity The God who made the clouds unfold Who angry billowed seas unrolled Who hung the stars in flimsy space Who set the orbits ‘running pace’ Who made the sun to warm […]

Perfect Love

Oh can Thy word still be fulfilled With fear my courage has been stilled Oh can Thy word still be fulfilled With fear my courage has been stilled I cannot hope – I cannot see How Thou canst make it true for me Ah, “Perfect Love” cannot instill Fears, doubts beneath His sovereign will It […]

My Thorn

 My thorn–oh will it ever go? Lingering, hurting, trying so “There was given unto me a thorn in the flesh.” II Cor. 12:7 My thorn–oh will it ever go? Lingering, hurting, trying so “Remove the thorn” I cry to Thee I cannot live in victory My helpmeet on the daily path Doth mock and tease […]

His Loving Care

His loving care-a mantle tender warm To brave the roughest seas, the fiercest storm His loving care-a mantle tender warm To brave the roughest seas, the fiercest storm His loving care-when all seems gone astray And every fibre cries-too much to-day! His loving care? Yet tears flow through the night When all seems dark and […]

Choose You This Day Whom You Will Serve

Oh wondrous day when Thee I chose When mercy reached my deepest woes Joshua 24:15 Oh wondrous day when Thee I chose When mercy reached my deepest woes And I in sorrow clung to Thee To save my soul eternally! My choice was made–the battle won With past–with sin–forever done! And yet each day I […]

He’ll lead You Through Darkness

When the night is endless And light is never more When the night is endless And light is never more He’ll lead you through the darkness And to the morrow’s door He’ll whisper words of comfort And stirring words of hope And so on firmer, surer feet On Him, you’ll lean and cope I’ll never, […]

Follow

My child, you cannot follow Me And wander into wrong My child, you cannot follow Me And wander into wrong Your very walk should always show To whom you do belong I know the constant call to you Of evil, everywhere But resolution to abide Should never lead you there You have to follow only […]

What Is Man?

Ah what is man, that thou should’st come       And die on Calvary? How could a Holy God endure       That awful agony? That He who lived a sinless life       Should drink the ‘cup’ for me? Endure the very guilt of sin       And die to set me free? Lord Jesus, ‘Babe of Bethlehem’ […]

How Could You?

Ah world, how could you turn your head       When Jesus came to Earth Ah world, how could you turn your head       When Jesus came to Earth Ignore–despise–the miracle       The wonder of His birth? How could you close your stubborn ears       To all He had to say How could you blind your […]

The Altar is Broken

The altar is broken–no longer they care For God–or His will–or His word–anywhere The altar is broken–no longer they care For God–or His will–or His word–anywhere. They’ve smashed every semblance of kneeling to Thee And naught of the altar is now left to see Then filling their lives with things all impure They drink of […]

I Do Not Know the Answer

I do not know the answer Perplexed I turn to Thee I do not know the answer Perplexed I turn to Thee A maelstrom of conflictings No hope to struggle free! I fling myself upon Thee I cling with waning strength I will not be abandoned Nothing my grip shall wrench A weaned child with […]

Just to be Faithful

Just to be faithful ‘tis all I ask Just to be faithful ‘tis all I ask Not an impossible grievous task Just to be faithful throughout the day Just to be following all of the way That little word that I asked you to say Will spring into harvest some far distant day That little […]

Hold Fast

Hold on dear child to all My Word doth say Hold fast dear child, to keep within the way   Hold on dear child to all My Word doth say Hold fast dear child, to keep within the way The Word of God thy only guide and stay For ‘it’ the world did many a […]

An Open Letter Read of All Men!

A letter for the world to see Our life is written bold “Ye are our epistle (letter)…known and read of all men.” –II Corinthians 3:2 A letter for the world to see Our life is written bold In every action, every word A message has been told! What is the contents we portray From week […]

His Steadfast Love

I will proclaim His steadfast Love That sought me long ago I will proclaim His steadfast Love That sought me long ago And in this timid heart of mine The seed of faith did sow The Love that brought repentance And sorrow for my sin The Love that swung the narrow gate And GLADLY let […]

A Partial Offering

We sometimes think the sacrifice Of many a mundane thing Will satisfy a jealous God — A partial offering. Yet Jesus came to give His all, His life on Calvary — How can I come and say to God Take only part of me? My all within His loving Hands To do with what He […]