"All Things Are Yours"

LIFE is thine, but not to trifle or to idly fling away;
Let thy heart's inherent manhood turn from childhood's toys and play;
God would have His heavenly music rolling grandly through thy soul,
Uttered not in broken fragments, but in one harmonious whole:
Let the master hand of Jesus sweep across the strings of life
Till it wakes Divine responses, softly soothing pain and strife.

TIME is thine -- but time is passing, like a streamlet in its flow;
Earth's mist-clouds are swiftly fleeting in the dawning's rosy glow;
Give thy precious store of moments to the service of thy Lord,
Let each hour tell of His mercies and the sweetness of His Word.
Speak! while speech is thine, and pleading can win sinners to His side,
Tell them of a Lord that loved them; tell them of a Christ that died.

HAND AND HEART are thine to yield Him; linked in service, joined in love,
Swift through all the mesh of labor willing heart and hand will move;
Feet must follow, daily treading in the path that He has planned,
Faith can trust Him in the darkness, though it may not understand.
Christ has trod the path so lately, that the warm heart-cheering glow,
Has not faded from the footsteps that we love to trace below.

ALL IS THINE -- but all to give Him, who has given all to thee,
He has poured on thee His riches, love and mercy, sweet and free;
Give Him then thy heart's best treasures, give Him all thy earthly store,
And when all thou hast is given, long to give Him more and more!
Win thou crowns, but win them only, thy most gracious Lord to greet,
Cast them down in sparkling splendor at His Royal Piercèd Feet.

Eva Travers Poole

1 Corinthians 3:21-23 Therefore let no man glory in men. For all things are yours; Whether Paul, or Apollos, or Cephas, or the world, or life, or death, or things present, or things to come; all are yours; And ye are Christ's; and Christ is God's.


Graphics by Mary Stephens
published 8/15