The Cardinal’s Visit

Sir Cardinal came to visit
In his red coat and his hat
And soon began to sing and dance
As in our tree he sat

And while I listened to his tune
His Lady flitted down
She had come to join him dressed
In quiet grayish brown

Then with her song reminding him
Of nest and eggs and young
And how his heart must turn to home
Before his day was done!

The Cardinal’s Visit
By Peter Caligiuri
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In the Shadow of His Wings

Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul 
and with all our mind and with all your strength. 
Mark 12:30 NIV
We Love the Lord with all our hearts
Where worries come with fears
And Love Him more with all our minds
When grief walks in with tears
Then love Him still with all our strength 
If weariness surrounds
For in Jesus we can rest
Where His real peace is found

And when in Christ our life is lost
Our soul lifts up and sings
To Him who offers joyful rest
In the shadow of His wings!

In the Shadow of His Wings 
By Peter Caligiuri
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My Life is Just a Seed

My life is just a seed that He planted in my heart
By Lord Jesus who my every thought has known
And He paid the price by blood to claim me as His own
In the mystery of a love before the start

And it has grown in days of rain and through the times of drought
While busy years of youth passed in a whirl
And everything was changing in my world
The words of Christ stood firm against the doubt 

Now it’s time of autumn leaves with harvest near
And He’s coming soon to gather children home
Forever to the place near Heaven’s throne  
Where my seed will in His hand rest without fear 

As for what was sown on good soil, this is the one who hears the word and understands it. He indeed bears fruit and yields, in one case a hundredfold, in another sixty, and in another thirty.”
Matthew 13;23 ESV

My Life is Just a Seed
By Peter Caligiuri
Copyright © 2023 all rights reserved

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