May we as God’s

redeemed, be a

people who always

choose to abide,

revel in, see all the

many blessings that

we do not deserve yet

are always so kindly,

graciously, and lovingly

bestowed by our tender

Shepherd, Creator, and friend.

.May we make the gift of the

joy of our Lord and Savior,

Jesus Christ a moment by

moment decision to consciously

and repetitively practice and

live in the joy of the Lord.

So that we may boldly, victoriously

and triumphantly say, the joy of

the Lord of Hosts, the King of

Kings over all the world is indeed

my hope, my strength, my joy,

my fortress, my God, my song.