The Earth is The Lord's

The Earth is The Lord's and the fullness thereof

It speaks of His Greatness and it Sings of His Love

Through all of Creation and symphonic splendor

God speaks with a Voice that is soft and tender.

And the birds in the trees and the flowers of spring.

All join in proclaiming this Heavenly King.

Helen Steiner Rice ©

The Gift of Friendship

Friendship is a priceless gift

that can't be bought or sold,

But its value is far greater

than a mountain made of gold.

For gold is cold and lifeless,

it cannot see nor hear,

And in your times of trouble,

it is powerless to cheer.

It has no ears to listen,

no heart to understand.

It cannot bring you comfort

or reach out a helping hand.

So when you ask God for a gift,

be thankful that He sends,

not diamonds, pearls, or riches,

but the love of a real, true friend.

Helen Steiner Rice ©

What Is Love

What is love? No words can define it—

It’s something so great

only God could design it.

For love means much more

than small words can express,

For what we call love is very much less

Than the beauty and depth

and the true riches of

God’s gift to mankind—

His compassionate love.

Helen Steiner Rice©

Breakfast for the Soul

I meet God in the morning and go with Him through the day

Then in the stillness of the night

before sleep comes I pray

That God will just take over all the problems

I could not solve,

And in the peacefulness of sleep my cares would all dissolve.

So when I open up my eyes to greet another day

I'll find myself renewed in strength and there

will open up a way

To meet what seemed impossible for me

to solve alone,

And once again I'll be assured

I am never on my own.

Helen Steiner Rice ©

My God Is No Stranger

God is no stranger in a faraway place,

He's as close as the wind that blows 'cross my face.

It's true I can't see the wind as it blows

But I feel it around me and my heart surely knows

That God's mighty hand can be felt every minute

For there is nothing on earth that God isn't in it ―

The sky and the stars, the waves and the sea,

The dew on the grass, the leaves on a tree

Are constant reminders of God and His nearness,

Proclaiming His presence with crystal like clearness.

So how could I think God was far, far away

When I feel Him beside me every hour of the day?

And I've plenty of reasons to know God's my Friend

And this is one friendship that time cannot end!

Helen Steiner Rice ©

The Blessings in Sharing

Only what we give away

Enriches us from day to day.

For not in getting but in giving

is found the lasting Joy in living.

For no-one ever had a part

in sharing treasures from the heart

Who did not feel the impact of

The magic mystery of God's Love.

And love alone can make us kind

and give us JOY and PEACE of mind

So live with joy unselfishly

and you'll be Blessed Abundantly.

Helen Steiner Rice ©

The Richest Gifts

The richest gifts are God's to give

As long as you live may you walk with Him

And dwell in His Love

As He sends you good gifts

From Heaven Above

Helen Steiner Rice ©

His Likeness Shines Forth

In everything both great and small

We see the Hand of God in all,

And every day, some-where, some-place,

We see the likeness of His Face.

For who can watch a new day's birth

Or touch the warm, life giving Earth

Or feel the softness of a breeze

Or look at skies through lacy trees

And say they've never seen His Face

Or looked upon His throne of Grace

And man's search for God will end and begin

When he opens his heart to let Christ in.

Helen Steiner Rice ©

Everyone Needs Someone

People need people and friends need friends,

and we all need love for a full life depends -

not on vast riches or great acclaim,

not on success or on worldly fame,

But just in knowing that someone cares,

and holds us close in their thoughts and prayers -

for only the knowledge that we're understood,

makes everyday living feel wonderfully good,

And we deprive ourselves of life's greatest need,

when we "lock up our hearts" and fail to heed,

The outstretched hand reaching to find,

a kindred spirit whose heart and mind,

are lonely and longing to somehow share,

our joys and sorrows and to make us aware,

That life's completeness and richness depends,

on the things we share with our loved ones,

and friends.

Helen Steiner Rice ©

Friendships Flower

Life is like a garden

and friendship like a flower,

That blooms and grows in beauty

with the sunshine and the shower.

And lovely are the blossoms

that are tended with great care,

by those who work unselfishly

to make the place more fair.

And, like the garden blossoms,

friendship's flower grows more sweet

When watched and tended carefully

by those we know and meet.

And, if the seed of friendship

is planted deep and true

And watched with understanding,

friendship's flower will bloom for you.

Helen Steiner Rice ©


Each time you smile,

you’ll find that it’s true,

Somebody, somewhere

will smile back at you.

And nothing on earth can make

life more worthwhile

Than the sunshine and warmth

of a beautiful smile.

Helen Steiner Rice©

God Loves and Understands

It’s amazing and incredible,

But it’s as true as it can be,

God loves and understands us all

And that means you and me–

His grace is all sufficient

For both the young and old,

For the lonely and the timid,

For the brash and for the bold–

His love knows no exceptions,

So never feel excluded,

No matter what your past has been,

Trust God to understand,

And no matter what your problem is

Just place it in His Hand–

For in all of our unloveliness

This great God loves us still,

He loved us since the world began,

And what’s more, He always will!

Helen Steiner Rice ©

Heart Gifts

It’s not the things that can be bought

that are life’s riches treasure,

It’s just the little heart gifts

that money cannot measure.

A cheerful smile, a friendly word,

a sympathetic nod

are priceless little treasures

from the storehouse of our God.

They are the things that can’t be bought

with silver or with gold...

for thoughtfulness and kindness

and love are never sold.

They are the priceless things in life

for which no one can pay,

and the giver finds rich recompense

In giving them away.

Helen Steiner Rice ©

Climb Till Your Dream Comes True

Often your tasks will be many,

and more than you think you can do...

often the hills insurmountable, too.

But always remember...

the hills ahead are never as steep as they seem,

and with faith in your heart, start upward

and climb 'til you reach your dream.

For nothing in life that is worthy

is ever too hard to achieve

if you have the faith to believe.

For faith is a force that is greater

than knowledge or power or skill

and many defeats turn to triumph

if you trust in God's wisdom and will.

There is nothing that God cannot do,

so start out today with faith in your heart

and climb 'til your dream comes true.

Helen Steiner Rice ©

The Fragrance remains

There's an old Chinese proverb

that if practiced each day

Would change the world in a wonderful way

It's truth is so simple it's easy to do,

It works every time and successfully too.

For you can't do a kindness without a reward

Not in silver or gold but in the

Joy of The Lord.

You can't light a candle to show others the way

Without feeling the warmth of that bright little ray,

And you can't pick a rose all fragrant with dew

Without part of it's fragrance remaining on you.

Helen Steiner Rice ©

Take Time to be Kind

Kindness is a virtue given by The Lord

it pays dividends in happiness

and Joy is it's reward.

For if you practice kindness

in all you say and do

The Lord will wrap His Kindness

all around your heart and you.

And wrapped within His Kindness

you are sheltered and secure.

And under His Direction

your way is safe and sure.

Helen Steiner Rice©

God is my Friend

The sky and the stars, the waves and the sea

The dew on the grass, the leaves on the tree

Are constant reminders of God and His nearness

Proclaiming His Presence with crystalike clearness.

So how could I think God is far, far away

When I feel Him beside me every hour of the day?

And I’ve plenty of reasons to know God’s my friend

And this is one friendship that time cannot end.

Helen Steiner Rice©

In His Footsteps

When someone does a kindness

It always seems to me

That’s the way God up in Heaven

Would like us all to be.

For when we bring some pleasure

To another human heart

We have followed in His footsteps

And we’ve had a little part

In serving Him who loves us

For I’m very sure it’s true

That in serving those around us

We serve and please Him too.

Helen Steiner Rice©

Heartfelt Thanks

We can't pay God for sunshine

but in our humble way

We can offer Him our heartfelt thanks

with each new dawning day

and I can never pay you

for your kind and loving thought

But can thank you with my heart

for the inner joy it brought.

Helen Steiner Rice©

Enfolded in His Love

The Love of God Surrounds us

Like the air we breathe around us__

As near as a heartbeat, as close as a prayer,

And whenever we need Him, His always there!

Helen Steiner Rice ©

Helen Steiner Rice is still the favorite Poetess of many!

She lived from 1900 - 1981