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David Creel News Article 26APR71

(Newspaper article in Birmingham News, April 26, 1971, see page 2 below).

Greetings! My name is David Creel.  I was born in Birmingham, Alabama.  I am the son of the late Rev. George Creel and Jackie Creel who served several United Methodist churches in North Alabama.

As you can imagine, being the son of a United Methodist pastor, I grew up in church. I don’t ever remember a time when I wasn’t in church.  Every time the church doors were open, I was there.  I really didn’t have a choice.  I might not have appreciated it at the time, but I am so grateful now for my parents’ insistence on church attendance.  I am also eternally grateful for the godly example that my mom and dad provided for me and my sisters as we grew up.

As a child, I usually slept during church. Frankly…

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How Can I ?

How can I thank you my Lord?

How can I thank you my Lord?

Words are not enough

To say how grateful I am to you

My King and Lord

For all you’ve done to me

For your grace and mercy

Jesus how can I

How can I bring those blood offerings

Animal sacrifices I do not even

Know how to bring.

Jesus you made a way

At the cross You became my sin offering;

A once-and for all offering;

The lamb that was slain.

Jesus you bore the guilt

My finite being could not even comprehend

That you did it all

Just for a sinner like me,

Jesus You did it all

You did it all just for me!

How can I thank You?

How can I thank You?

How can I thank You, My Lord?

-Vicki Creel