As I was walking down life's highway

Many years ago

I came upon a sign that read

Heavens Grocery Store.

When I got a little closer

The doors swung open wide

And when I came to myself

I was standing inside.


I saw a host of angels.
They were standing everywhere

One handed me a basket and said

"My child shop with care."

Everything a human needed

Was in that grocery store

And what you could not carry

You could come back for more.

First I got some Patience.
Love was in that same row.
Further down was understanding,
You need that everywhere you go.

I got a box or two of Wisdom

And Faith a bag or two.
And Charity of course
I would need some of that too.

I couldn't miss the Holy Ghost
It was all over the place.
And then some Strength and Courage
To help me run this race.

My basket was getting full

But I remembered I needed Grace,
And then I chose Salvation
For Salvation was for free


I tried to get enough of that

To do for you and me.

Then I started to the counter
To pay my grocery bill,
For I thought I had everything
To do the Masters will.

As I went up the aisle
I saw Prayer and put that in,
For I knew when I stepped outside
I would run into sin.

Peace and Joy were plentiful,
The last things on the shelf.
Song and Praise were hanging near
So I just helped myself.

Then I said to the angel

"Now how much do I owe?"
He smiled and said

"Just take them everywhere you go."


Again I asked

"Really now, How much do I owe?"
"My child" he said,
"God paid your bill a long, long time ago.."


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