Lord, you made yourself known to me since early childhood,
I heard your voice in the place of worship.
You spoke to me through hymns and psalms,
I felt your presence when I walked through nature.
You gave your all so that I might live,
It led me to ponder what I might give.
One so loving and kind and true,
I gave you my heart, my life, my all.
When I slipped and fell or wandered away,
You picked me up and showed me the way.
Like a good shepherd your arms carried me,
When trouble and turmoil was all I could see.
You laid out a path that my feet later trod,
And provided a partner to share the load,
Gave strength to walk in the way you led,
As I followed your path my soul was fed.
All through my life your hand has guided,
Strength and blessing you have provided.
I pray dear Lord you will help me to be,
Loving and kind to all I see.