Frances Matney Woodard (1922 – 1991) was born in Huntington, Texas the eldest daughter of a Methodist minister. After working for the US Military during World War 2, she attended and graduated from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. After marrying, she settled in Longview, Texas where she was very active as a Sunday school teacher, youth & children’s choir director, church secretary, choir member, songwriter, and soloist at her Church and throughout East Texas.

She was a Spirit-filled believer who loved the Lord. She was a prolific writer who dedicated her last years in this world to writing songs and poetry, many that were never distributed or published outside the family. I am very proud to share some of her writing with the world. I pray that it blesses you. — Harrison Woodard


Happy As A Mockingbird

By Frances Matney Woodard

(1922 – 1991)


Happy as a Mockingbird singing in a tree

That’s what the Lord wants us to be

He wants His children filled with His love

Don’t look down – just look up above.


Praise for the Father who brings it to pass

The blue of the sky – The green of the grass

Lord keep your children and help them to be

Filled with praise and always ready to worship thee.


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