Monday, October 19, 2015

Unrestrained Worship

Let everything that has breath praise the LORD. Praise the LORD.
 Ps. 150:6

Nature, bereft of pride’s restraint
Swells with the glory of the Lord
It does not offer up complaint
No argument does it afford

Mankind, weighted with Worries Ways
Forgets the God that ageless reigns
'Lift up, lift up thy downcast gaze
And drink from founts that naught restrains'

Holy, holy, creation cries
And splays its prize for all to see
God-breathed glimpses of paradise
Kiss cataracts of misery

The beauty of love’s billion blooms
Is free to all with hearts to see
Where witness to God’s touch exhumes
Confidence in His Majesty

Come, let our lives without restraint
Swell with hope’s humble gratitude
Come, join the song of nature’s saint
'Oh, praise the Lord, for He is good’

© Janet Martin

This book, mentioned here,  

...first stole my heart when I opened the cover to, By Way of Introduction.
It has since stolen my breath, page after turning of page. (you really cannot judge a book by its cover;-))

 (click on image then right click to 'view image' for larger print)


  1. Thank you very much, Janet, I'm going to look for the book. I've enjoyed the passages you highlighted.

    1. I sure hope you find a copy! The author has such a poetic use of ordinary words to tell us of extra-ordinary deeds by ordinary people!


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