Saturday, November 22, 2008

Happy 5!

This year we are starting something new - Mama gets a wish! and here it is:

Eliot, you have grown so much this year. I'm proud of all your hard work this summer memorizing Psalm 1. I'm proud of the way you have grown in your understanding of spiritual matters. I love you so much I hope and pray that you will continue learning about the Lord and using your tongue to praise him. In order to help you do this I have picked for you a special verse and a hymn that we will learn together and focus on this year.

"I will sing to the Lord as long as I live, I will sing praises to my God while have my being.
May my meditations be sweet to Him; I will be glad in the Lord"

- Psalm 104:33,34

and your special hymn is Praise my soul the King of heaven:

1. Praise, my soul, the King of heaven,
to the throne thy tribute bring;
ransomed, healed, restored, forgiven,
evermore God's praises sing.
Alleluia! Alleluia!
Praise the everlasting King.

2. Praise the Lord for grace and favor
to all people in distress;
praise God, still the same as ever,
slow to chide, and swift to bless.
Alleluia! Alleluia!
Glorious now God's faithfulness.

3. Fatherlike, God tends and spares us;
well our feeble frame God knows;
motherlike, God gently bears us,
rescues us from all our foes.
Alleluia! Alleluia!
Widely yet God's mercy flows.

4. Angels in the heights, adoring,
you behold God face to face;
saints triumphant, now adoring,
gathered in from every race.
Alleluia! Alleluia!
Praise with us the God of grace.

Happy Birthday Eliot! May we learn to seek the Lord and praise Him even when we are tempted to complain.


joy said...

what a sweet idea. happy birthday, big guy!

stephanie said...

happy b-day Eliot!

Joan said...

Happy birthday big boy!

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