I’ve never made a fortune
and it’s probably too late now.
But I don’t worry about that much,
I’m happy anyhow.

And as I go along life’s way,
I’m reaping better than I sowed.
I’m drinking from my saucer,
‘Cause my cup has overflowed.

I don’t have a lot of riches,
and sometimes the going’s tough.
But I’ve got loved ones around me,
and that makes me rich enough.

I thank God for his blessings,
and the mercies He’s bestowed.
I’m drinking from my saucer,
’cause my cup has overflowed.

I remember times when things went wrong,
My faith wore somewhat thin.
But all at once the dark clouds broke,
and the sun peeped through again.

So God, help me not to gripe about
the tough rows that I’ve hoed.
I’m drinking from my saucer,
‘Cause my cup has overflowed.

If God gives me strength and courage,
when the way grows steep and rough.
I’ll not ask for other blessings,
I’m already blessed enough.

And may I never be too busy,
to help others bear their loads.
Then I’ll keep drinking from my saucer,
‘Cause my cup has overflowed.

by John Paul Moore

20 Responses to Drinking From My Saucer

  1. Emma Hill says:

    I heard the poem the first time today at a funeral of a friend. The beauty of this song/poem brings tears to your eyes and joy to your heart.

  2. Veronica Bolte says:

    Good morning! So beautiful that poem and I’m gonna pass it on. Has been an on time message for me today. I would love to read more of his poetry.

  3. Pat Wavle says:

    This poem was written by my dad, John Moore, several years ago and published in a small book of poems he wrote. IF anyone wants more information about Dad or his poems they can reach me at [email protected] We hear from people all over the world about how the poem has blessed them.

    • Ronnie Hatfield says:

      Bless your dad. I first heard this many years ago on tv when Jimmy Dean, of all people, read it on the Crook*Chase show on the Nashville network. It reminded me of my own sweet Christian daddy so I wrote it down and read it at his 50th birthday party. Over the years it has very much become my theology, if you will!!!

    • Sherrah says:

      I would love to learn more about him as a person. Could you make a wiki link?

  4. Willie Johnson says:

    I like this poem a lot. It speaks volumes in regard to the struggles I have overcome. Is the poem protected by copyright or is it okay to photocopy it?

  5. Rose says:

    Do you know when this poem was written?

  6. JohnD says:

    Hallelujah! Amen.

  7. Ramesh says:

    Thank you Lord.

  8. Amit Raj says:

    Glorious Poem.
    God Bless You.
    I needed to hear this. Thanks!!!

  9. Priscilla Araba Hagan says:

    Blessed is the one
    whose transgressions are forgiven,
    whose sins are covered.
    2 Blessed is the one
    whose sin the Lord does not count against them
    and in whose spirit is no deceit.

    When all your sins are forgiven and you’re looking forward to spend eternity with the King of Kings in a wondrous place where there’ll be no more tears, sorrow, pain or death ,Indeed your cup is overflowing.
    Glory be to God

  10. michelle says:

    Yes this is so true with the lord in our lives we will always be abundantly taken care of. I’m. So blessed to have God with me at all times. Thank you lord for always being there for us. Praise god mickey

  11. charluza moore says:


    • Lynn Little says:

      Bless you my Sweet Sister! Praying that our Faithful God will show Himself strong on your behalf in this difficult season. And that most of all, He will bless you with a greater knowledge of His love for you and His overwhelming peace!

  12. Nerry Jimenez says:

    I LOVE ALLWORSHIP! You are always spot on with The Word Of GOD, JESUS. The world needs more sites like You Guys, to enlighten the souls to GOD in the world, THANK YOU!

  13. Winnie says:

    Indeed God is good and I am drinking from my saucer…

  14. Joshua says:

    Wow.. That is very, very real and uplifting. Praise the Lord..

  15. Paul Langford says:

    This came at the right time for me. I too have been through much, yet come out the other side a better person for it. All of the trials He has seen me through have made me who I am and praise to God that I am becoming a better men daily. Now I find myself once again facing a pretty big obstacle in life but know that through Jesus, God’s strength is working in me to beat it and become stronger than I am now.
    Thank you for reminding me to again be thankful for the trials which shape me.

  16. Rees says:

    Really nice poem!

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