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Author of All Joy

Updated on March 31, 2014

I want to lift my eyes to you, Lord.

I have been letting the sons of evil doers

Steal my joy,

Forgetting you are the author of all joy.

Every good and perfect gift,

Especially the gift of joy,

Comes from you.

You never change.

Remember me in my low estate

As I cry out to you

For the mercy of your renewal.

Refresh me like from a spring rain and

Cause me to bloom

Ever reaching for the Son

Leaving a sweet scent

Everywhere the wind blows.


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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 3 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      A beautiful poem! Joy in the Lord kept deep in our hearts, even when things are not going so well is important. My middle name is Joy and it reminds me:

      Jesus first

      Others next

      Yourself last

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      lcbenefield 3 years ago from Georgia

      Blossom, You have a beautiful name. I love how you spelled out joy for me. Yes, Jesus and then others and then yourself leads to joy. Absolutely! When we aren't the most important to ourselves, there is more joy in our lives. Thanks so much for reading and for the kind comment.

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      Mona Sabalones Gonzalez 3 years ago from Philippines

      Lovely. For a while, I felt as though I were reading a psalm in the Bible:).

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      lcbenefield 3 years ago from Georgia

      Thanks, Grand.

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 3 years ago from The Caribbean

      Thanks for the reminder that God is the source of our joy, not anyone or anything else.

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      lcbenefield 3 years ago from Georgia

      Ms. Dora, Thanks for reading. You summed it up perfectly. Joy comes from the Lord.

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      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      I need to say this prayer some days. It is a good thing God never changes, we are indebted to his loving grace. Beautifully written.

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      lcbenefield 3 years ago from Georgia

      Teaches, thanks for reading. I am glad you appreciate this. God never changes. In the midst of the crazies of our lives, we can cling to that fact. He is.

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