What a Great God We Serve!
The Whipoorwill Song by Al Smith (I Give You Freedom)
I Give You Freedom (The Whippoorwill Song)
I set the bound'ries of the ocean vast,
Carved out the mountains from the distant past,
Moulded a man from the miry clay,
Breathed in him life, but he went astray.
I own the cattle on a thousand hills,
I write the music for the whippoorwills,
Control the planets with their rocks and rills,
But give you freedom to use your own will.
And if you want Me to, I’ll make you whole,
I’ll only do it tho’ if you say so.
I’ll never force you, for I love you so,
I give you freedom - Is it “yes” or “no”?
I hold the waters in My mighty hand
Spread out the heavens with a single span,
Make all creation tremble at My voice,
But My own children come to Me by choice.
Even the oxen knows the master’s stall,
And sheep will recognize the shepherd’s call
I could demand your love - I own you twice,
But only willing love is worth the price!
My holy word now I give to you,
As a shining lamp to guide you through,
My yoke is easy and My burden is light,
Keep looking up, your Heavenly home’s in sight.
A Great Gift That We Each Possess
Yes, God has given us a will and the freedom to choose! We have this great gift, the gift of will that we are privileged to use every day. I am awed by the fact that God made the world and all that is therein, inlcuding you and me, yet He loves us so much that He will not force us to do His will. Instead He gives us the gift of choosing which ultimately shows where our heart is. Do I desire to choose God's will or to live my own way?