March Sermon Illustrations

March 19, 2010

When I Am Old

Lord, keep me sweet when I grow old,
And things in life seem hard to bear,
When I feel sad and all alone,
And people do not seem to care.

Oh, keep me sweet when time has caused
This body, which is not so strong,
To droop beneath its load of years,
And suffering and pain have come.

And keep me sweet when I have grown
To worry so, at din and noise;
And help me smile, the while I watch,
The noisy play of girls and boys.

Help me remember how that I,
When I was younger than today,
And full of life and health and joy,
Would romp and shout in happy play.

Help me to train my heart each day,
That it will only sweetness hold;
And as the days and years roll on,
May I keep sweet, as I grow old.

Oh, keep me sweet, and let me look
Beyond the frets that life must hold,
To see the glad eternal joys;
Yes, keep me sweet, in growing old.—Mrs. J. A. Hazard.

Subjects: Age, Old Age

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