Versatile Psalmist 116.0
On Bended Knee
I will praise the Lord for the times that He heard my cries
I was broken, defeated and there were tears in my eyes,
I will praise the Lord for the times that I forgave another
Even if we are not reconciled, I still pray for my brother.
I will praise the Lord for teaching me humility with love
Using experience as a gentle push, not an angry shove,
I will praise the Lord for closing the book on the chapters
Reminiscing about the good within the many ever afters.
I will praise the Lord for not being a genie who says yes
But a shepherd who guides my ways in times of distress,
I will praise the Lord for the lives I have touched with joy
Even after they have sailed away like a vessel from Troy.
I will praise the Lord for allowing me to feel all of this life
With a daughter who says daddy and a lovely, happy wife,
I will praise the Lord for allowing me to hear Him say no
Leading me to safety and then seeing if I will then follow.
I will praise the Lord for the various seasons I have lived
I am thankful that I was not like sandstone to be sieved,
I will praise the Lord that I have learned to let others go
Knowing they have their own freedoms within the flow.
I will praise the Lord for the love of fine music and verse
I have been given many an opportunity to daily rehearse,
The Lord is good and I desire to be in His presence on knee
Confessing His holy name without shame for all of eternity!
Written by Gary Cox 12/30/2020...to God be the glory