The birds chirp and flutter, they squawk, they twitter,
Squirrels roll and chase, they play and chitter.
Breeze blowing gently, fresh delight –
As sun’s rays bring the morning bright.
These days of darkness, sin unfurled,
When terror reigns throughout the world.
Children starve and heroes die,
Unseen fathers, mothers who cry
The world seems hopeless, lost and torn –
Until I look unto the morn,
And see the work of God right there
In the songs of birds on the morning air.
And He brings me peace to face the day
To go to work, to love, to pray,
To make a simple change or two
That shows His love for each of you
He will hold me through the challenges
While the turmoils of life He balances.
He will heal my hurting heart, and then
He will help me let it hurt again.
He will keep me walking in His way
Closer to Him, day by day.
When darkness comes or fears take hold
In Christ alone, I can be bold.
I thank Him for this morning song
That lifts my spirit to make me strong
In God I trust; I will not sway –
I’ll love and serve Him come what may.
* Carol Channer, May 29, 2015