Small Things Count

Small things count, so Jesus said

Author: Shirley Erena Murray (1990)
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 Small things count, so Jesus said:
cups of water, crumbs of bread,
small things done because we're kind
count as big things in God's mind.

2 Small things make the big things grow:
yeast that bubbles in the dough,
puffs that fill a big balloon,
notes that make a happy tune.

3 Every hair that's on our head,
every sparrow, Jesus said,
God takes care of, counts and knows,
God loves us from top to toes!

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Author: Shirley Erena Murray

SHIRLEY ERENA MURRAY (b. 1931) is a hymn text writer, born in Invercargill, New Zealand in 1931. Her texts have appeared in more than 100 collections worldwide and have been translated into several languages. She has been an editor with the New Zealand Hymnbook Trust and received international acclaim for her writing, including being made a Fellow of the Royal School of Church Music (2006) and becoming a Member of the NZ Order of Merit (2001) for services to the community through hymn writing. She is the first citizen to be so honored. Most recently, she has been honored by the Hymn Society in the United States and Canada at its July 2009 annual conference by being named a Fellow of the Society in recognition of her contributions as a hymn… Go to person page >

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First Line: Small things count, so Jesus said
Title: Small Things Count
Author: Shirley Erena Murray (1990)
Publication Date: 1996
Copyright: © 1992 Hope Publishing Company


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