May I forever be a church lady,
Delivering meals, throwing wedding & baby showers;
Crying at baptisms and beaming with pride
When one of our kids plays in the worship band
For the very first time.
Sending cards-both get-well and sympathy;
Calling to check on those I've been missing;
Making hospital visits from time to time;
Sweet Jesus, let me hold all the babies
(Handing them back should they start crying).
We gathered today for a baby shower,
And I swear it was just the other day,
The mama was a wee one herself.
Then, she babysat our wee ones-
I couldn't help but feel like things had come full circle.
That's the reward for us church ladies,
The faithful I saw seated around the living room today;
We see the seeds of faith we helped sow
Grow into a full-fledged faith,
The church ladies of our future.
So make me forever a church lady;
Let me experience moments like these all the rest of my days.
If I may be so bold, Lord, I have one more request-
Make my little girl a church lady too,
Because she grew up knowing one.