I was walking down life pathway
Not so very long ago
When I looked up and saw a sign
Heaven’s Grocery Store.
I got a little closer and the door swung open wide.
The next thing I knew I was standing there inside.
I saw a host of angels. They were standing everywhere.
One handed me a basket and said,
“My child, now shop with care.”
Everything a Christian needed
Was in that Grocery Store
And what you couldn’t carry out
You could come back next day for more.
Well, first I got some patience,
Love is in the same row.
Further down was understanding.
You need those everywhere you go.
I got a box or two of wisdom
And a bar or two of faith
You couldn’t miss the Holy Ghost
He was all over the place.
I didn’t forget salvation
For salvation—that was free.
I wanted to get enough of that
To save both you and me.
There was meekness, longsuffering and gentleness
I saw these at a glance.
I knew I’d better get some.
I would never have a better chance.
I stopped to get some courage
To help me run life’s race.
Then my basket was getting full
And I remembered I needed grace.
Then I started for the counter to pay my grocery bill
I thought I had most everything to do the Father’s will.
And I saw prayer, I just had to put that in.
I knew when I stepped outside the door, I’d run right into sin.
Joy and peace were plentiful
And they were on the same shelf
Songs and praises were hanging everywhere
So I just helped myself.
Then I said to the angel
How much do I really owe
He smiled and said just take them
Everywhere you go.
But I said no—I want to pay.
How much do I really owe?
He said Jesus paid it all on Calvary
A long time ago.

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