Smiles: What the World Needs More Of

Smilemaker Lyrics

Smiles: What the World Needs More Of

by Frederick Douglass Grimes, III

Blessings to all of Gods children. The definition of a smile is, “An expression of the face that shows pleasure or amusement,” a show of joy so to speak. Other terms are a smirk or grin. But a smile Is never defined as a frown or any other show of sadness or displeasure.

I have always heard that It takes more face muscles to frown than to smile. Growing up I remember this song that goes, “When you’re smiling the whole world smiles with you,” and I believe that to be true. In a world of turmoil and confusion, smiles are needed now more than ever before.

One of my favorite groups Is one that calls themselves Earth Wind and Fire, the elements of the universe. In one of their songs, there’s a verse that says, “Every time you smile you bless a child.” I have always thought those words to be so profound. One reason Is simply this. Think about this for a minute. Any time you greet a child, the first thing you do Is smile. To any child that means you are a friend and someone they can trust, who will show them love and friendship.

As adults some people learn that a smile Is not always as It seems. For a blind person any time we greet someone, After a while we can Instantly feel the presence of a genuine smile compared to a fake one. I honestly believe the good Lord has truly blessed us with a sixth sense of some kind to make up for what we have lost. To me It’s just another one of the Lords many blessings to us all. For myself personally, I make It a habit of smiling each and every day that the Lord above has made It possible for me to make It thru the night. And see the world with spiritual sight, which Is much more of a true blessing than human sight.

Smile every day, for we always have something to smile about. May God bless us all.

The Blind Poet, Freddy G.

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Vessel of Love (The Roses Song)

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(Capo 2)

1. I have a vase that cradled roses,
Beautiful and pure.
And now the vase reminds me
Of the things I’m living for.

2. My sweetheart gave this vase to me
With roses and his love.
And little did he know,
It touched my spirit from above.

3. And in your life I pray there’s someone
Blessing you with grace,
And sending you his flowers
So that you can be the vase, singing

Oh let me be a vessel
Of unconditional love.

Let me be a vessel
To carry love and light.
Let me hold the beauty
And fragrance of a life.
Let me stand with gladness,,
In hope and faith and trust.
Let me be a vessel
Of unconditional love.


Vessel of Christ

Love You like He Does

Love Alone Is Real

Pour out Your Presence

Let Them Heal

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1. I’ve felt resentment, jealousy,
And more that drained the life from me.
But when I gave them up in prayer,
I found that healing waited there.

2. I’ve been depressed and worried sick,
So hurt I couldn’t eat a bit.
But Jesus set me free in truth,
And this is what I share with you.

3. Oh let us learn and let us be
Good soldiers in His company
To fight the battles, big and small,
And those within us most of all.

Let go, let God, let them heal (repeat).

‘Cause wounds don’t have to fester,
Let them heal.
Turn to the light of Christ,
And make a change that lasts for real.
‘Cause wounds don’t have to fester.
[3. Ya gotta] Let go, let God, let them heal.

When Teardrops Fall

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This song is for everyone experiencing grief, anger, pain, depression, or turmoil of any kind. My thoughts, support, and prayers are with you, that you find peace and strength even in the midst of adversity. For confidential, one-on-one spiritual support,
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When teardrops fall,
May they open our eyes
To see that peace and understanding flourish in our lives.
When teardrops fall,
May they water well
And make our hearts a garden where the Spirit blooms and dwells.

1. We can sow seeds of goodness
Or plant a world of hate.
And even in despair and asking why,
We still can pray.

2. We have so many feelings
Of anger, hurt and grief.
But we can ask the Lord to show
Which feelings are the weeds.

3. For we all tend a garden
Of heart and soul and mind.
And what we plant today
Will be the fruit at harvest time.

Lord, make our hearts a garden where Your Spirit blooms and dwells
When teardrops fall.


Salty Tears


Spirit Bright

Come Unto Me

Leave Them Where You Left Them

My Only One

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To Freddy, with love and thanks for his spirit of hope and inspiration.

It’s only you, my only one.

1. Who makes my spirit smile?
Who reminds me that the hard times only last a while?
Who walks with me and holds my hand through every tear and trial?
It’s you, only you.

2. Who puts my fears to rest?
Who reminds me all I have to do is be my best?
Who has the strength and confidence to help me pass each test?
It’s you, only you.

3. Who sets my heart on fire?
Who reminds me every day to uplift and inspire?
Who gives me the encouragement to reach for my desires?
It’s you, only you.

It’s only you, my only one. (2x)

It’s only you who makes my heart sing
And loves me through everything.
It’s you who brings the laughter, and you who shines the sun.
It’s only you, my only one.


The Real Deal

Changed (Because of You)

Love the Broken Ones

Eternal Love

Father Unchanging

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(Capo 2)

1. The ocean is a wondrous thing.
It flows in Summer, Fall, and Spring.
In Winter there is ice to see,
But heat and salt work faithfully
To keep deep waters flowing free.
God doesn’t let His ocean freeze.

2. The earth is an amazing place,
Supporting life through time and space.
The seasons come and creatures flee
To find the home and food they need.
Some hybernate or dig for heat,
‘Cause God doesn’t let His creatures freeze.

3. The Spirit is a raging fire
He fuels so we may feel desire.
We walk through darkness, cold and deep,
But Christ our Savior never sleeps.
And if we tend His Light, we’ll see,
God doesn’t let our Spirit freeze.

Father unchanging, You abide.

Father unchanging, changing life.
Turning and churning, dark and light.
Giving and taking, You provide.
Holding and molding, , be my guide.
Father unchanging, You abide.


Ice and Fire

Changed (Because of You)

Miracle of You

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Then came the disciples to Jesus apart, and said, Why could not we cast him out?
And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.
–Matthew 17:19-20 (KJV)

Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:
For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.
–Matthew 7:7-8 (KJV)

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart.”
–Helen Keller

1. I don’t have to touch you
To know that you are near.
The strength within your Spirit
Takes away my fear.
I don’t have to look for you
Or ask where you might be,
‘Cause I feel it in your blessings
Always reaching out to me.

2. I don’t have to see you
To know that we are one.
The light within your Spirit
Fills my heart with sun.
And I don’t have to look at you
To recognize your face,
‘Cause I feel it in the kindness
Of your mercy, love, and grace.

3. And I don’t have to speak
To know you hear my prayer.
The peace within your Spirit
Shows your tender care.
And I don’t have to look to you,
Because you live in me.
And I feel it in your presence
Of the truth that sets me free.

That’s the miracle of you.
That’s the miracle, miracle of you.

And the faith I place in you
Is the miracle you prove.
‘Cause when I ask for more,
You open every door.
And the glass is never empty,
Shattered, broken on the floor.
There’s another little bit,
And I take hold of it.
That’s the miracle of you.


The Miracle of Life

Faith of Christ


Your Father Knows