God gave us life, He gave us strength,

He gave us mind and thought,

He let us live, He let us love,

And allowed us to be taught.


As we grew, more things we knew,

Our actions more mature,

With that came our confidence,

Our motives true and sure.


Honesty and character,

A will to help and please,

A manner bright and cheerful,

That puts one’s mind at ease.


Each one of us, we have the choice,

We all know what to do,

God gave us life’s directions,

The rest He leaves to you.


by Ivan Wall
Reprinted by permission.

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