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A Thankful Heart

A Hymn based on
Mark 10:13-16; Colossians 3:15, 17; 1 John 3:18; 4:7-21

Printed Music

A thankful heart, a thankful heart,
Lord, grow in me a thankful heart.
So many gifts You give each day!
I ask one more: a thankful heart.

A simple faith, a simple faith,
For every need, a simple faith.
Father, You hold me in Your arms,
So give Your child a simple faith.

A life of love, a life of love,
In Jesus Christ a life of love.
Lord, as I live and breathe in You,
This wealth is mine: a life of love.

A thankful heart, a simple faith,
A life of love in You each day
Till we are one and face to face
And all is joy and endless praise!

Our Deeper Need

Luke 17:11-19

They were desperate.
Ten were gripped by the physical and social suffering of leprosy
In hope they came and cried out,
“Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!”

They saw no immediate healing,
but He told them to go and show themselves to the priest.
That was what a leper would have to do if he or she claimed to be cleansed.
As they obeyed, they were healed.

Nine apparently had what they wanted from God.
He had been a way to make their life their own again.
They had their healing, so they were gone.

One of them thought about God
and about the Man who had brought Him near.
He thought about His great goodness,
about the mercy asked and received.
Somehow he had just met the Living God.
His marvelous compassion was now real and personal.
How could he just walk away?
He had to run and bow to Him.
He had to cry out and thank Him.
He had to worship Him with all his heart and soul.
For him, God’s gift was not the end.
It was a beginning.
He had to respond to Him.
He had to come.

Father, when I begin to realize You are,
Your lavish gifts are not enough.
I want to know You and
please You and worship You.
I want to love You and
walk with You and
trust You every moment.
I want to live in You and
for You and
to You alone.

Listen and sing:
Hymn: Only You
Printed Music & Lyrics

Simple Responses

I have loved you with an everlasting love;
I have drawn you with loving-kindness.
(Jeremiah 31:3, NIV)

From our birth to our death
God Almighty showers us with
His love,
His guidance, and
His daily care.

Consistently and constantly,
in big ways and small ways, He says,
“I love you!
You can trust Me!”

As you live day by day,
are you responding to His love?
Your present and future happiness depend on your responses. 

Father, when You bless me,
I will thank You.
With every need,
I will turn to You and trust You.
As You love me,
I will love those around me. 

Listen and sing:
Hymn: A Thankful Heart
Printed Music & Lyrics