Sunday, August 10, 2008

"Hands of Heaven on Earth"

We've been going through some random bins in our garage lately, and tonight I found this poem. Although I can't remember when or where it came from, I really liked it and thought I'd share:

I knelt to pray when day was done
And prayed, "Oh Lord, bless everyone;
Lift from each saddened heart the pain
And let the sick be well again."

And then I woke another day
And carelessly went on my way;
The whole day long, I did not try
To wipe a tear from any eye.

I did not try to share the load
Of any brother on the road;
I did not even go to see
The sick man next door to me.

Yet once again when day was done
I prayed, "Oh Lord, bless everyone."
But as I prayed, into my ear
There came a voice that whispered clear:

"Pause now, my son, before you pray;
Whom have you tried to bless today?
God's sweetest blessings always go
By Hands that serve Him here below."

And then I hid my face and cried
"Forgive me, God, I have not tried.
Let me but live another day.
And I will live the way I pray."


Kristen said...

That is a beautiful poem. Have you seen Hand's of Heaven the Movie?

Mema said...

So wise! We all need to read this about once a week!

Jenn said...

Thank you for the poem. I think I'm going to copy that down and put it in my scriptures:)