Give me a life of simple things
Not measured by silver and gold;
The joy of children 'round my knee
To lock in my gold memory fold.


Never let me take for granted
The beauty of a crimson rose;
Let me ever enjoy the view
Of golden grain as it grows.



Let me enjoy the loveliness
Of a robin on the wing;
And the echoing soun from the steeple
As the church bell gently rings.



Keep me ever midnful
That God sends refreshing rain;
And help me to remember
He'll send the sunshine again.



If I would list the simple things,
I think there'd be no end;
There's encouragement when lonely
And the handclasp of a faithful friend.

There's something very precious
In the things you cannot buy;
For they can be enjoyed by all
If we're not so busy they pass us by.



Yes, give me a life of simple things
My loved one next to my side;
Happy children around my knee
And I'll be satisfied.

~Ruth H. Underhill

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Saturday, September 01, 2007
Give me a life of simple things
Not measured by silver and gold;
The joy of children 'round my knee
To lock in my gold memory fold.


Never let me take for granted
The beauty of a crimson rose;
Let me ever enjoy the view
Of golden grain as it grows.



Let me enjoy the loveliness
Of a robin on the wing;
And the echoing soun from the steeple
As the church bell gently rings.



Keep me ever midnful
That God sends refreshing rain;
And help me to remember
He'll send the sunshine again.



If I would list the simple things,
I think there'd be no end;
There's encouragement when lonely
And the handclasp of a faithful friend.

There's something very precious
In the things you cannot buy;
For they can be enjoyed by all
If we're not so busy they pass us by.



Yes, give me a life of simple things
My loved one next to my side;
Happy children around my knee
And I'll be satisfied.

~Ruth H. Underhill

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6 Comments:
Blogger Julie Fink said...
Yes, I'll take the simple life as well.

Blogger Christina said...
Simplicity...

Blogger Jodi said...
Beautiful!

Blogger Kelli said...
What a lovely poem, Mrs. C! I love the new look of your blog! Have a wonderful Labor Day weekend with your family.
Kelli

Blogger Christina said...
Wait a minutes... You changed your blog look! I love the serene garden picture.

Blogger Jenn4Him said...
Simple is best. Thank you for this reminder.

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