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The Value of One

I love words.  I love grammar and I love vocabulary.  And, of course, I love writing words.  I have always admired those who can use words – eloquently, humorously or any of a hundred other ways – to express themselves.  Poetry and songwriting are some of the most expressive ways to convey a thought.  An idea.  Or, simply, your heart.  I used to write poetry.  I have even tried writing lyrics.  To be sure, it does not come to me nearly as easily or smoothly as it once did.

Today’s prompt immediately reminded me of a song – The Value of One.  (By Josh Wilson, I believe.)  I think the lyrics speak for themselves.  If you’ve never heard it – listen here….but I think the written words are powerful just on their own.  Enjoy.  Hopefully, the season of yesterday’s Thanksgiving will remain and we will continue to be humbled and amazed at the price Christ was willing to pay for us…and that He willingly did so!

They say that up in heaven,

God is sitting on His throne

Anticipating another sinner

Will soon become His own.
Years of wasted living and
Years of toil and strife
Are just about to be over
As he receives the gift of life.


Go sound the horn

A sinner is saved-

Saved from the fire
No more in darkness
He’s received my Son
All heaven rejoices
That’s the value of one.


The Holy Spirit has been working

To soften up a heart

All he needs is a willing servant
To simply do his part.
Can you imagine up in heaven
The joy there’ll be that day
As a sinner bows his head to pray
Can’t you hear the Father say…



Start construction on the mansion

There on Hallelujah Street
He doesn’t know yet what is waiting
When the Savior he will meet… he will meet


Go sound the horn

A sinner is saved-

Saved from the fire
No more in darkness
He’s received my Son
All heaven rejoices
That’s the value of one.

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