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The Fruit of Love

by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Posted: April 29, 2017

A dedication hymn for my granddaughter

The fruit of love, this gift of life,
we place, O God, within your care.
To know your grace and guiding hand
in years to come is now our prayer.

This tender child is known by you,
inclined to truth and evil too.
Would you protect this one we love
from sin and harm its whole life through?

A baby's future waits with hope
enveloped with the Spirit's grace.
Tomorrow's promise can be glimpsed
within this infant's tiny face.

With humble joy we recognize
a task that only has begun.
A sacred charge lies in our arms
to cradle faith and pass it on.

We praise you, Father, God alone.
We praise you, Jesus, Son of love.
And to the Spirit, Holy One,
we sing our praise. Amen. Amen.

Get a Tim Botts calligraphy based on this poem


Greg Asimakoupoulos (pronounced AWESOME-uh-COPE-uh-less) is an ordained minister, published author and a freelance news reporter with the Salem Radio Network.   Greg maintains a weekly column called Rhymes and Reasons on The Partial Observer,  which he graciously provides to SeniorLifestyle.

Greg's writings have now been assembled in book form. Find out more.

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Posted: April 29, 2017

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