Why do you bless me, oh Lord, When my live is upside down. When everything is going wrong, And I face each day with a frown. Why do you bless me, oh Lord, When I refuse to see the good, In my neighbors and those around me, As in my heart I know that I should. Why do you bless me, oh Lord, When self pity pulls me down. The burden I have on my shoulder, I can't even lift off the ground. Why do you bless me, oh Lord, I said to myself once more. Then suddenly, a still small voice, Seemed to whisper as if to say. Why do I bless you my child, It's all because "I Love You." Your burdens I'll lift from your shoulder. You don't have to carry it any longer. I have put you through the test, And you've held on to my hand. So I bless you because I love you, You don't have to understand. Just follow in my footsteps, Trust me to lead the way. I bless you because I love you, I'll be with you each step of the way. ©Phyllis A. Douglas March 21, 2006 Used With Permission All Rights Reserved By Author Mail