God will deliver and set you free,

Instead of ashes give you beauty;

A crown He bestows upon your head

Bringing life to that which was dead;

This life will grow and overflow

So other people will also know

The love of God they see in you

When your beauty and joy shine through;

The oil of gladness He will give

So you won’t mourn, but truly live

As sorrow and pain are being replaced

With joy putting a smile on your face;

The anointing He will pour in you

So you’ll bless others by what you do,

Always have a song to sing,

And joy to others you will bring.

A Garment of praise instead of despair

Is the clothing that you will wear

Until all heaviness fully drains.

Then praise the Lord! His freedom reigns


Author: Terri Byars

I love to write. I have kept a journal since I was 13 years old. My hobbies are singing, reading, writing poetry, puzzles listening to Christian music, reading the bible. I have been a Christian since 1978. I have been married since 1986 and have two grown children and 4 grandchildren.

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