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Beyond Our Asking

Beyond Our Asking

By Helen Steiner Rice


More than hearts can imagine or minds comprehend,

God’s bountiful gifts are ours without end.

We ask for a cupful when the vast sea is ours,

We pick a small rosebud from a garden of flowers,

We reach for a sunbeam but the sun still abides,

We draw one short breath but there’s air on all sides.

Whatever we ask for falls short of God’s giving,

For His greatness exceeds every facet of living,

And always God’s ready and eager and willing

To pour out His mercy, completely fulfilling

All of man’s needs for peace, joy, and rest,

For God gives His children whatever is best.

Just give Him a chance to open His treasures,

And He’ll fill your life with unfathomable pleasures–

Pleasures that never grow worn out and faded

And leave us depleted disillusioned and jaded–

For God has a storehouse just filled to the brim

With all that man needs, if we’ll only ask Him.

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