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The Joy of Human Love

Oh, for the joy of human love,
Brother, sister, parent, child,
Friends on earth and friends above,
For all gentle thoughts and mild

Lord of all, to Thee we raise
This our hymn of grateful praise.

Enjoy this beautiful hymn while you read the rest of this post. I love The Cambridge Singers directed by John Rutter. Sooooo beautiful!!

Yes, Lord, I raise this joyful hymn
in grateful praise to You!

Yesterday I had the privilege of spending time with my granddaughter, Hope, and her family: her husband, Drew, and their two children, Xander and Sienna. I am so grateful for their visit!

Here is Hope – with her beautiful smile.

I was so busy with the children while they were in the house, I didn’t have time to think about pictures. But once they were strapped in their car seats, ready to leave, I said, “Wait! I need to capture this visit!”

Sienna was tucked in, thumb in place, too tired to smile – ready for a nap on her way back to Big Sky.
This is the typical Sienna – big smiles – big appetite!

I actually captured this photo of Xander & Drew just before Xander was strapped in. His toy phone is his constant companion. He carried on very loud pretend conversations with his dad and Bob and imaginary friends!

This is a scene a mile from our house at the golf course. I bet Sienna was asleep before they got this far!

For the Beauty of the Earth
For the glory of the skies,
For the love which from our birth
Over and around us lies

Lord of all, to Thee we raise
Our voices in grateful praise!

I pray that one day my great-grandchildren will grow to become young people who can sit and listen to a story, a poem, a wise parent… as Hope and Drew share “The Great Realisation” with them. God Bless “Tom Foolery” for his beautiful poem and the timely message he is sharing in this video with his child. If you have not heard this before, please take time to to listen. It is WONderful!!

Thanks for visiting today.
Have a WONderful week.
See ya tomorrow.

Enjoy the coolness
of these beautiful Fall Days!

Comments on: "The Joy of Human Love" (21)

  1. beautiful children

  2. I have you now God Bless you

  3. Awww sienna is too cute !!!! The pictures are adorable πŸ’—πŸ’—

  4. beautiful family and great post hank you

  5. Oh Jan, what wonderful smiles of your beautiful family… You always bring so much love and Joy dear friend…. And I always leave your blog with a huge smile, along with a warm feeling within my heart..
    Thank you for the shares of music and words Jan… Have a beautiful rest of your week <3

  6. A beautiful, feel-good blog. I am so happy to follow you!

    • Thank you so much! The feeling is mutual. I am happy to be following your blog, too. God bless you!! Have a Terrific Tuesday! <3

  7. Wow, beautiful pictures Jan!! Love to read your posts always. πŸ˜ŠπŸ€—
    Take care, have a delightful week ahead❀️

    • Thanks so much, {{{Samreen}}} – – – I really appreciate your affirmative comment. <3 Happy Thursday/Friday to you, too! <3

  8. Your welcome always Jan and thank you ❀️😊

  9. Your family is adorable. Sending love your way.

  10. This was my big smile for the morning! How great that you got to enjoy your family. The baby is adorable!

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