There came a certain poor widow, and she threw in two mites…And He called unto Him His disciples, and saith unto them, Verily I say unto you, that this poor widow hath cast more in, than all they which have cast into the treasury: For all they did cast in of their abundance; but she of her want did cast in all that she had.@Mark 12:42-44

Albert A. Rand, in Alexander’s Gospel Songs and Solos, edited by Charles M. Alexander (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Sterling Music Company, 1917).

Haldor Lillenas (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Haldor Lillenas (1885-1959)

Is your way thorn beset and uncertain?
Is discouragement waiting there, too?
Weary soul, don’t despair—trust in Jesus,
There’s a place in God’s planning for you, for you.

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There’s a place in God’s planning for you,
And a work that none other can do;
Do your best, take your share of the blessing:
There’s a place in God’s planning for you.

Does the best you can do seem unworthy?
Are your chances for service but few?
Widow’s mites often bring richest blessings,
There’s a place in God’s planning for you, for you.

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Does your light seem so flickering and feeble?
That you’re tempted to hide it from view?
Though a spark, it may kindle a beacon;
There’s a place in God’s planning for you, for you.

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Why then waste precious moments in seeking
For some distant or great work to do?
Give yourself to the task that lies nearest,
There’s a place in God’s planning for you, for you.

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