Heaven's Grocery Store 

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Reverend Henry L. Midgett is pastor of the First Baptist Church of St. Louis, Mo. He is a giant preacher of the word. Hear ye him.
Heaven's Grocery Store

     As I was walking down life's
       highway many years ago
       I came upon a sign that read
       Heavens Grocery Store.
       When I got a little closer
       the doors swung open wide
       And when I came to myself
       I was standing inside.
       I saw a host of angels.
       They were standing everywhere
       One handed me a basket and said
       "My child shop with care."
       Everything a human needed
       was in that grocery store
       And what you could not carry
       you could come back for more.
       First I got some Patience.
       Love was in that same row.
       Further down was Understanding,
       you need that everywhere you go.
       I got a box or two of Wisdom
       and Faith a bag or two.
       And Charity of course
       I would need some of that too.
       I couldn't miss the Holy Ghost
       It was all over the place.
       And then some Strength and Courage
       to help me run this race.
       My basket was getting full but
       I remembered I needed Grace,
       And then I chose Salvation for
       Salvation was for free
       I tried to get enough of that
       to do for you and me.
       Then I started to the counter
       to pay my grocery bill,
       For I thought I had everything
       to do the Masters will.
       As I went up the aisle I saw
       Prayer and put that in,
       For I knew when I stepped outside
       I would run into sin.
       Peace and Joy were plentiful,
       the last things on the shelf.
       Song and Praise were hanging near
       so I just helped myself.
       Then I said to the angel
       "How much do I owe?"
       He smiled and said
       "Just take them everywhere you go."
       Again I asked "Really now,
       how much do I owe?"
       "My child" he said,
       "God paid your bill a long,
       long time ago."

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