HAVE I TOLD YOU LATELY: HOPE AND COMFORT

Some music and moments that we experience are meaningful and become memories that remain with us through decades of life. The lyrics of the song below include words, “hope and comfort,” which remind me that they go together. Having hope is a comfortable place to be.

The morning sun is faithful in its rising; I find hope and comfort in its consistency of purpose. Even more faithful and full of glory is its Creator, Who IS Hope and Comfort.

Many may know the following song won a Grammy Award, but fewer may know it was originally written as a prayer. I believe it inspires. It brings to my mind (and heart) inspiring memories that give me hope and comfort. 

HAVE I TOLD YOU LATELY

“Have I told You lately that I love You?
Have I told You there’s no one above You?
Fill my heart with gladness,
Take away my sadness,
Ease my troubles,
That’s what You do.

Oh, the morning sun in all its glory
Greets the day with hope and comfort, too,
And You fill my life with laughter.
You can make it better, Ease my troubles,
That’s what You do.

There’s a love that’s divine,
And it’s Yours, and it’s mine
Like the sun.
At the end of the day
We should give thanks
And pray to the One….

Have I told You lately that I love You?
Have I told You there’s no one above You?
Fill my heart with gladness,
Take away my sadness,
Ease my troubles,
That’s what You do.

There’s a love that’s divine,
And it’s Yours, and it’s mine,
And it shines like the sun.
At the end of the day We will give thanks
And pray to the One….

Have I told you lately that I love You?
Have I told You there’s no one above You?
Fill my heart with gladness,
Take away my sadness,
Ease my troubles,
That’s what You do.

Take away my sadness,
Fill my life with gladness,
Ease my troubles,
That’s what You do.
Fill my life with gladness,
Take away my sadness,
Ease my troubles,
That’s what you do.”

(Van Morrison)

Today’s blog post is dedicated to my daughter on her birthday and features “our” song. Little Dear, have I told you lately that I LOVE YOU?!!

“This is what the Lord says, He Who appoints the sun to shine by day, Who decrees the moon and stars to shine by night, Who stirs up the sea so that its waves roar — the Lord Almighty is His name.” (Jeremiah 31:35 NIV)

“He made the moon to mark the seasons; the sun knows its time for setting.” (Psalm 104:19)

“The sun rises, and the sun sets and hurries back to where it rises.” (Ecclesiastes 1:5)

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