Carry On

If you are burdened down with sorrow,
Feeling all alone and sad;
Look at all the things around you,
They’ll lift you up and make you glad.

If your problems are like mountains,
Remember you are not alone;
The Lord is standing there beside you,
He’ll give you strength to carry on.

If your cross seems much to heavy,
Just bow your knee to Yah above,
He has said he will not leave you;
Let Him enfold you in His love.

You are safe in His protection,
Never doubt, nor fret, nor fear;
If you’ll trust Him, He will keep you;
When you need Him He is near.

Have you noticed how Yah loves us?
How He cares for us each day?
It seems He’s always sending blessings,
All the time, in every way.

We should always count our blessings,
Then try to help someone in need;
First we’re sowing, then we’re reaping,
And He multiplies the seed.

Mildred Eslick Garner

Bow Earth Receive Your King

Through the ages echoes sounded
Of salvation’s grandest theme;
Sung by angels, told by prophets,
Bow, oh earth, receive your King.

Lift your voice now and sing it,
The sweetest melody of time.
Raise your hands and praise the Savior,
Join the angels as they chime.

Mildred Eslick Garner

Blessings in the Storm

You Saints of Yah, don’t ever fear,
The storm clouds overhead,
He took the punch right out of them,
And makes them bless instead.

We must not quake and tremble
As if He lost his power,
He calms the wind in thunder-storms,
And sends a nice warm shower.

He didn’t bear the cross for naught,
He died to set us free;
So don’t accept fear’s bondage,
Just shout the victory.

Mildred Eslick Garner

Beyond

Beyond this time of sore travail,
Beyond this time of sin and strife;
There is a glory yet unseen,
Where we shall have abundant life.

Beyond the pain and grief we bear,
Beyond the failures of this realm;
When we shall rise above the flesh,
To ever be complete in Him

Beyond the impostor’s camouflage,
Beyond religion’s pomp and glow;
We’ll enter into life at last,
Where the healing waters flow.

Mildred Eslick Garner

Beholding His Kingdom

We see His kingdom drawing near,
We’ve heard the message loud and clear;
The crown of thorns, His agony,
Was that which purchased this for me.

He who bore our sin and shame,
To magnify His Father’s name,
Has now redeemed us from our sin,
To death’s grim task to make an end.

We see the signs; we know it’s near,
The promise that we hold so dear.
When we shall stand before the throne,
And hear Him say “You are my own.”

Mildred Eslick Garner

Before

This story is really yours and mine,
But it goes back before our time;
Before the day that time began,
Before there was a sea or land.

Before rebellion, before sin,
Even before life began;
Before the light began to shine,
It was before the dawn of time.

Before there was a sob or tear,
Or anything at all to fear;
Before the wind began to blow,
Or there had ever been a snow.

Before Yah said, “Let there be light,
When everything was black as night;
Before a book was ever read,
Or one word was ever said.

Before Adam, before Eve,
Before the serpent did deceive;
Before a prayer was ever prayed,
Or earth’s foundation had been laid.

Yah conceived a wondrous plan,
That in His image He’d make man,
And isn’t it a marvelous thing,
That He chose man to be the king?

Mildred Eslick Garner

Angels Move at His Command

This is the days of heart-felt sorrow,
A time to mourn and feel great pain.
When satan attacks with all his fury,
It seems our hopes and faith is vain.

Do not fear, nor fret, nor slumber,
Our victory now is drawing near.
Remember this, His word is sovereign,
We’ll get the prize, He will appear.

Do you feel your strength is waning?
Do not think you cannot stand?
He knows our strength is insufficient,
And angels move at His command.

Our faith will gain for us the victory,
Upon His word we must depend.
He is Commander of this army,
And His honor He will defend.

Mildred Eslick Garner

Abiding Care

Thanks for your love, Blessed Savior,
Your mercy beyond compare;
For the patience and goodness you have shown us,
And your ever-abiding care.

Thanks for the rain and the sunshine,
And for the good word we share.
For the confidence to know that you love us,
And for always answering prayer.

Thanks for our families and loved ones,
For friends which are kind and true.
And for the warmth that always surrounds us,
And all of the other things too.

Thanks for the comforter and teacher;
For your blessed rod of correction,
For each cross, each trial, and the process
That is leading us on into perfection.

Mildred Eslick Garner

Bless Yahweh, O my soul; and all that is within me, bless His Holy Name.
Bless Yahweh, Oh my soul, and forget not all His benefits: Who forgives all
your iniquities; who heals all your diseases. Who redeems your life from destruction,
who crowns you with loving-kindness and tender mercies: Who satisfies your
mouth with good things; so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.”
Psalm 103:1-5

A Son in His Image

He has purposed by His Spirit
To bring forth a first-born son.
He has worked throughout the ages,
Completing what He first begun.

To reproduce in His own likeness,
A son to sit upon His throne;
To display a mighty glory
That this world has never known.

The world, with fears unspoken,
Bound in death’s deep throes, await
To see this mighty wonder
When the ages consummate.

Come on Brother, join the battle,
The world is groaning in travail;
Waiting for the Son’s of glory
To step in behind the veil.

The birth-pains are getting stronger;
It seems there’s nothing but defeat,
But the time is fast approaching,
When full redemption’s made complete.

Full redemption of the body,
When from sin and death we’re free.
If our faith can grasp the promise,
Of the coming Jubilee.

Mildred Eslick Garner,
September 1, 1993

Ephesians 4:11-13
And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;
For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:
Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God,
unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ.”
Romans 8:19-23
“For the earnest expectation of the creature waits for the manifestation of the sons of God.
For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope,
Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.
For we know that the whole creation groans and travails in pain together until now. And not only they,
but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves,
waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.”

A Shining Art Work

Mankind comes forth in single file,
And lingers here but just awhile.
His journey nothing but a trial.

His journey here is not in vain;
He sows and reaps his field of grain,
So he a higher ground may gain.

The potter labors, we are told,
Until the vessel fits the mold,
A shining art work made of gold.

Mildred Eslick Garner
August 1994