Lyrics – Thank You (for giving to the Lord) – Ray Boltz

July 15, 2014
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Ray Boltz was asked by someone from his church to write a song for Pastor Appreciation Day. For inspiration, he thought of those people who had the greatest influence on his life. One of them was his Pastor, Eldon Morehouse, and Boltz wrote the song in his honor. “Thank You (for giving to the Lord)” was performed during the funeral of Mother Teresa when she died in 1997.



Lyrics – Thank You (for giving to the Lord)
© Ray Boltz

I dreamed I went to heaven
And you were there with me;
We walked upon the streets of gold
Beside the crystal sea.
We heard these angels singing
Then someone called your name.
We turned and saw this young man
And he was smiling as he came.

And he said, “Friend you may not know me now.”
And then he said, “But wait,
You used to teach my Sunday School
When I was only eight.
And every week you would say a prayer
Before the class would start.
And one day when you said that prayer,
I asked Jesus in my heart.”

Thank you for giving to the Lord.
Because I am a life that was changed.
Thank you for giving to the Lord.
I am so glad you gave.

Then another man stood before you
And said, “Remember the time
A missionary came to your church
And his pictures made you cry.
You didn’t have much money,
But you gave it anyway.
Jesus took the gift you gave
And that’s why I’m in Heaven today.”

Thank you for giving to the Lord.
Because I am a life that was changed.
Thank you for giving to the Lord.
I am so glad you gave.

One by one they came
Far as your eyes could see.
Each life somehow touched
By your generosity.
Little things that you had done,
Sacrifices you made,
They were noticed on the earth
In heaven, now proclaimed.

And I know up in heaven
They say you’re not supposed to cry
But I am almost sure
There were tears in your eyes.
As Jesus took your hand
And you stood before the Lord.
He said, “My child, look around you.
For Great is your reward.”

Thank you for giving to the Lord.
Because I am a life that was changed.
Thank you for giving to the Lord.
I am so glad you gave.

Thank you for giving to the Lord.
I am a life that was changed.
Thank you for giving to the Lord.
I am so glad you gave.

I am so glad you gave…

 

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