This Friend You’ve Given Me

THIS FRIEND YOU’VE GIVEN ME

The many gifts and blessings Lord
That you have given me
Fill me with thanks and gratitude
And love that praises thee

But there’s one thing above the rest
I treasure specially
I hardly know how to express
It means so much to me

When sorrow strikes I call her
She hears my “Woe is me”
And let’s me talk forever
Then says, “Let’s pray, shall we?”

You knew all she would have to be
To get along with me
So then you gave her Patience,
Love and Humility

But what I cherish most of all
Is the ability
To share the love we have for You
With this friend
You’ve given me

By:
Lissette Trahan

Promises

PROMISES
 
God I am so sorry
I have offended thee
It’s always the same story
These sins that beset me

I cry out so sincerely
Confess and promise You
These sins I lay before thee
Again I’ll never do

Then comes a bright new morning
I praise and worship You
My sins have been forgiven
I’ll start my life anew

So here I am this eve-ning
What did I do today?
I thoroughly examine
What did I have to say?

Alas, the same old story
I have offended Thee
I come again so humbly
Knowing You will hear me

As I kneel down before you
I realize gratefully
Your promises to me
Are not like mine to Thee.

By

Lissette Trahan

Where Have You Been?

WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN

Early do I seek Him
With a cry deep from within
My prayer was just to know Him
Why do I search again?

My bibles, books, and tapes
I frantically search through
One glimpse, one sign this day, O Lord
That’s all I ask of you

You said I’d never thirst again
Why then my panting heart
One look was all you gave me then
Now how to live apart

With tears of desperation
I dropped down to my knees
My God have You forgotten
Your promises to me?

And then ever so gently
I heard deep from within
Your prayer was just to know me
Why do you search again?

The day you opened up the door
And asked me to come in
I have been waiting here for you
My child “Where have you been”?

By

Lissette Trahan