I was walking down life's 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.