Small Things Count

Small things count, so Jesus said

Author: Shirley Erena Murray (1990)
Tune: SMALL THINGS
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 Small things count, so Jesus said:
cups of water, crumbs of bread,
small things done because we're kind
count as big things in God's mind.

2 Small things make the big things grow:
yeast that bubbles in the dough,
puffs that fill a big balloon,
notes that make a happy tune.

3 Every hair that's on our head,
every sparrow, Jesus said,
God takes care of, counts and knows,
God loves us from top to toes!

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Author: Shirley Erena Murray

Shirley Erena Murray (b. Invercargill, New Zealand, 1931) studied music as an undergraduate but received a master’s degree (with honors) in classis and French from Otago University. Her upbringing was Methodist, but she became a Presbyterian when she married the Reverend John Stewart Murray, who was a moderator of the Presbyterian Church of New Zealand. Shirley began her career as a teacher of languages, but she became more active in Amnesty International, and for eight years she served the Labor Party Research Unit of Parliament. Her involvement in these organizations has enriched her writing of hymns, which address human rights, women’s concerns, justice, peace, the integrity of creation, and the unity of the church. Many of her hymns… Go to person page >

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First Line: Small things count, so Jesus said
Title: Small Things Count
Author: Shirley Erena Murray (1990)
Publication Date: 1996
Copyright: © 1992 Hope Publishing Company

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