Many years have passed since I walked
a narrow aisle
And gave my heart to Jesus with a large
and trusting smile
So thrilled within my heart to know this
Saviour died for me
That my life so frail, so small, now
could endless be.
Many years have passed since then –
the days so quickly flown
His Mercy, Care and Boundless love
within my heart have grown.
Joys and sorrows, peace and pain,
trials and burdens to bear
Memories, so sweet and warm – I’m
glad to have my share.
God leads us HIS children down thru
With many a sorrow, many a tear
But his promise is there – it ever
There is always the joy and victory
So we’ll travel on – the years lie
Years of challenge, faith and delight
Christians serving our Savior – our
armour kept bright
Reaping a harvest for the days hurry on
His step on the threshold – it shall not
Peggy Hesson (1923-2022) graduated from Forest Park High School in Baltimore with the class of 1941, and Moody Bible Institute in Chicago with the class of 1944. She married Richard Warren Hesson in September, 1944 and they returned to Chicago, where she supported him until his graduation from Wheaton College in 1945. Together they moved to New Jersey while her husband attended Princeton Theological Seminary. They began their ministry and pastored churches in Baltimore, Long Island New York, and New Jersey, before settling at Great Valley Presbyterian Church in Valley Forge, PA.
Peggy loved being a pastor’s wife and they served together at Great Valley from 1956 until her husband’s sudden death in 1961. As a young widow raising four children, she moved to Maryland, where she began her own ministry. Peggy taught Elementary School, Ladies Bible Class, Pioneer Girls, Arlington Bible Institute, Christian Women’s Club, and various other bible teaching ministries. She worked for over 40 years at Arlington Baptist Church with a ministry of visiting, counseling, and teaching. In her later years, her ministry became praying for anyone at any time, especially for her family.
Peggy was saved as a teenager; and throughout her life her total focus was Jesus, her Savior- and leading people to Him. In various and unique ways, she was used by the Lord to comfort and bless and touch many lives. Her four children and their spouses were blessed to call her Mom.