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Topic: Shopping (03/01/07)
By Verna Cole Mitchell
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To last me all my days,
But sadness slipped into my heart
And changed my cheerful ways.
I hoped to shop Salvation’s Store
And buy forgiveness there
But found I could not pay the price;
I’d not the funds to bear.
I thought to purchase crown of gold
And robe of purest white,
But I was dressed in filthy rags,
Without a crown in sight.
I planned to pay for sweetest peace
And rest within my soul,
But I had nothing I could give
To reach this lofty goal.
I longed to gain God’s perfect love
Through payment I might make,
But all I did was doomed to fail;
Again I’d made mistake.
I grasped to get eternal life
With riches of my own.
I thought that I could meet the cost,
But it could not be done.
For any fortune that was mine
Was useless to save me.
If I gave everything I had,
I never could be free.
Yet all I sought was possible;
I had not understood.
The One who died upon the cross
Had paid my price for good.
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