What Would Have Been
Sometimes I think what would have been
Had I been born across the sea…
Would I have been the same person?
I wonder…would I still be me?
What would have been had we not lived
In the home of the brave and free?
Would we have been bound in darkness?
Tell me, what would our vision be?
Then I think of what would have been
Had good men not given their lives,
Would we be free to sail the sea?
Would this nation have survived?
And what about our lives - the dash -
That span of time in which we live?
Had we not been born on this earth,
Would there be evidence to give?
Have we made a mark on others
That will endure forevermore?
A mark that leads them heavenward
To live on God's celestial shore?
Oh, friend, think what would have been
Had Jesus Christ, God's Son, not come…,
Just how would we face tomorrow
And this tough race on earth we run?
How would we enter heaven's gates
Where no sinner can enter in?
Oh, how I praise God for what is…
When I think of What Would Have Been.
"By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually,
that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name."