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

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]