Gold for Thee

In Apples of Gold by Nina GausLeave a Comment


Nina R. Hall

“Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble; Every man’s work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man’s work of what sort it is.”   I Corinthians 3:12-13

“So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.” Romans 14:12

Help me build gold, Lord –
As I labor for thee;
For soon life will be o’er
And we’ll begin eternity.

 May my works not be burned, Lord –
For it all will be tried
By fire – as it’s judged
– my face would I hide.

Let me cast all I do, Lord,
As a crown at your feet.
May I never take your praise
For earthly rewards are deceit.

Help me show you my love, Lord
My dedication, my trust
I want to give you my best.
Where nothing can corrupt it or rust.

I want to stand fast and true, Lord
Or help me know now
What to change in my ways
To make it count – show me how!

 May it not be wood, hay, or stubble, Lord
Help me know this for sure.
Let me build on with gold
E’re I enter Heaven’s door.

 How I want it to be gold, Lord
That I build not in vain.
Though I’m feeble and unworthy,
Help me serve in Thy name.


“And now, little children, abide in him; that, when he shall appear, we may have confidence, and not be ashamed before him at his coming.” I John 2:28

Nina Gaus

Nina came to know the Lord as a teenager, and is grateful for the Lord’s grace and mercy in her life as she has sought to grow in her relationship with Christ through the years.

She and her husband currently attend Lehigh Valley Baptist Church and enjoy being a part of the ministries there. Along with being a wife and homemaker, she is thrilled to be able to teach music lessons to a number of piano students in the area. Poetry and meditational or motivational writings based on scripture have also remained one of her passions through the years!

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