Weekend Wisdom: Grace Noll Crowell Poem

I found this poem in a book entitled “Treasury of Prayer” Ideals Publication (a division of Guideposts)

May these words speak to your heart as they spoke to mine.

Because of Thy Great Bounty

Because I have been given much,

I, too, must give;

Because of Thy great bounty, Lord.

Each day I live

I shall divide my gifts from Thee

With every brother that I see

Who has the need of help from me.


Because I have been sheltered, fed.

By Thy good care,

I cannot see another’s lack

And I not share

My glowing fire, my loaf of bread,

My roof’s safe shelter overhead,

That he, too, may be comforted.


Because love has been lavished so

Upon me Lord,

A wealth I know that was not meant

For me to hoard,

I shall give love to those in need,

Shall show that love by word and deed,

Thus shall my thanks be thanks indeed.

Grace Noll Crowell