As Years Go By
by Ken L. Birks
As the years go by we count our
blessings one by one.
Looking back, we stand in awe with all
God has done.
With our lives in His hands, He brings
forth that which was concealed
Many run in circles, chasing rainbows,
while others yield.
A life yielded bears much fruit
with an eternal weight of glory.
As years go by many stand in wonder,
with nothing achieved.
With regret in lives so wasted, nothing
counted for or conceived.
Sadness fills the heart with wonderment
of what could have emerged.
If only the voice within would have been
listened to, rather than submerged.
Living for today seemed so enticing with
nothing gained or enlarged.
As years go by, the more we understand,
our lives are but a vapor
Here today and gone tomorrow, so little
time to make them matter.
In the eternal weight of glory we must
continually yield for a life, so pure.
The Lord’s will or our will, the
ultimate decisions that determine our
A life yielded to the Lord’s will is
without regret, treasures stored for
Help us, Lord, to take our eyes off
self and turn to You in all that we do.
Help us to see the eternal weight of
your glory as the years make us anew.
Help us to make our lives count for
something so holy and pure.
Help us to come to the end of ourselves
so that We find You in all that we
Help us to be forever grateful in all
that You accomplish in and through.