Home Page

FREE Books & Sermons by Dr. Jack Hyles

Videos of Dr. Jack Hyles





Help Us Out If You Can!

If you have benefited by the books & sermons on The Jack Hyles Home Page, please consider a small donation to help pay for the increased bandwidth hosting costs.  You can donate using a major credit card.  You don't need a PayPal account to donate - simply click on the "DONATE" button below.  Thanks so much for any help you can give.





Index of Sermons and Books by Dr. Jack Hyles

I'm Joe Boyd's Tent!

By Dr. Jack Hyles

Our love began when we were young - footloose and fancy free; We courted 'cross the Lone Star State - just dear Joe Boyd and me. He loved my flaps and pegs and poles - I loved his tender heart; Where'er he went through all these years - I always had a part.

I often wondered why he chose to give me his first kiss; To all the strangers passing by - I was a homely miss. I know that I'm not pretty - when judged by all the books, But I don't care what others think if Joe Boyd likes my looks.

My brothers and my sisters, all, went into other fields; One went into circus work, for monetary yields, Another chose to place his flaps with charismatic guys, Another worked at county fairs - another deemed it wise

To give his life for carnivals, and other worldly fun, But somehow that was not for me - 'twas not my race to run. I gave my canvas all to God - His perfect will to know, And praise the Lord, He called for me - to work with Brother Joe!

My great-grandfather served the Lord - for all his life was spent In service for our blessed Lord - as Dwight L. Moody's tent; My daddy also felt the call - for 'twas his early choice To house the folk who came to hear - ole Billy Sunday's voice.

I've seen him weep; I've heard him cry; I've watched him laugh and smile, For dear ole Brother Joe and I have traveled many a mile. No words can tell the joy I have, or know the peace I feel When snuggled in our traveling van with Joe Boyd at the wheel.

I've spent my life on vacant lots - and weathered many a storm; Tornadic winds and hurricanes oft altered my poor form, But when the lightning struck at me -and angry winds would blow, In fear I'd look through trembling flaps - and there was Brother Joe.

He'd comfort me and calm my fears and keep me standing tall, His big ole arms and shoulders broad would help me not to fall; And soon the morning sun would rise, and brightness filled the sky, I'd feel the warmth of Brother Joe - I really loved the guy!

My brothers often laughed at me - those fancy circus guys; They thought me quite fanatical - and said I wasn't wise To give my life to simple things - like sawdust covered aisles When I could be in county fairs - with all their uptown styles.

They'd ask me why I didn't go, to those exciting towns To house exciting trapeze acts - and pretty girls and clowns, But I'd just smile and tell them - that there's something they don't know - The peace of serving our great God - and dear ole Brother Joe.

Sometimes I'd feel within my breast - a little jealous tuck, When Joe would preach inside a church and leave me in the truck, But we were joined in union by a Power from above; He ne'er preferred this pretty "miss" - cause mine was his first love.

My flaps have wept a tear or two - along the sawdust trail; When Brother Boyd would really preach, and scream, and rant, and rail. I'd be so proud of my teammate - I'd feel his broken heart And thank the Lord for making me - a very vital part.

Do you know what? Perhaps I'm vain - but I can't help but feel That we, I mean the two of us, did something very real. I sorta think we did our part to keep our country free By traveling up and down the land - just Brother Joe and me.

But there's another one I love - my teammate's lovely wife, Who stayed and prayed behind the scenes - and sacrificed her life. She gave up many a luxury - to help to save our land; She never had a normal life - and seldom saw her man.

She had to rear their Bubba and their Amy all alone, And tho she's hurt for many years - her pain was never shown; And when the Judgment Seat has come - and her rewards are given, Dear Edith Boyd will surely have - a special place in Heaven.

So dear beloved friends of God - right now I'm mighty proud That thousands here tonight will stand - and join to shout aloud The praises of my blessed boss - who's traveled 'cross our land Just preaching, teaching, winning souls - and being God's own man.

He laid aside his luxury and all his earthly fame; He put aside his shoulder pads to play a better game. He packed away his uniform and counted it but dross, And in its place he lifted up a long and heavy cross.

I'd like to be in there right now a-sharin' in the fun To stand beside my buddy while he's standin' in the sun; I'll stand alone, packed in the truck - and shed a few warm tears For all that Brother Joe and I - have shared down through the years.

Whate'er you guys will do for him - will truly be deserved, Because the freedom of our land has surely been preserved, Because my pal gave up his life - o'er forty years ago. I'm mighty proud of him tonight - my good ole Brother Joe!


To go back to our list of FREE books and
sermons by Dr. Jack Hyles,  please click here.


Copyright www.JackHyles.com