ten little girls, I know each one by name; ten little girls and my life is not the same-
ten little girls, I know each voice and smile; with ten little girls, I spent a precious while.
I hugged each head, I held each hand; prayed with each one God’s perfect plan.
We slid on a slide, we sang songs of praise; we heard Bible stories and learned God’s ways–
we broke bread together and shared our broken stories, I went with you to where you live and watched you tell God’s glories–
to others hungry to know God’s care, it was a joy to watch you share.
ten little girls, I hear your laughter clearly, and feel your hugs and find your tears upon my heart so dearly–
ten little girls, I know you each by name; and because I do, my life is not the same–
ten little girls, with spaces in my heart; I carry you around, no matter we’re apart-
because I know your name, you are with me every day; because I know your name it is for you I pray–
because I know your name, my life is not my own; because I know your name when I’m with you I am home.
because I know your name, I will always see your face; because God knows your name, He gives to you His grace.
because I know your name, you’re forever a part of me; because God knows your name, He calls you family–
because God knows your name, He sent Jesus to pay your price; because God knows your name, you will be with Him in paradise.
because I know your name, I will always hold you dearly; because God knows your name He will always see you clearly.
“See, I have engraved you on the palms of My hands; your walls are ever before Me.” (Isaiah 49:16)
“He determines the number of the stars and calls them each by name.” (Psalm 147:4)
“But now, this is what the Lord says–He who created you, . . . Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are Mine.” (Isaiah 43:1)
“But He knows the way that I take; when He has tested me, I will come forth as gold.” (Job 23:10)
yes, my ten little girls; the God who calls every star by name knows your name too. and you can be sure that because He knows your name, He also sees you and because He sees you, He watches over your coming and your going. Your Heavenly Father sees you, hears you and loves you. The Bible says so!
sincerely, Grace Day