Sunday, September 23, 2012

Stuttered Praise

...and it just kept on shifting; frame after gorgeous frame!

The heavens declare the glory of God;
    the skies proclaim the work of his hands.

Day after day they pour forth speech;
    night after night they reveal knowledge

  They have no speech, they use no words;
    no sound is heard from them.

Yet their voice goes out into all the earth,     
their words to the ends of the world. Psalms 19:1-4

You receive our humble, heartfelt stammers
In our fumbles you fill in the blanks
Your Holiness embracing murmured thanks
Rising o’er the din of carnal clamors
You whisper to us from the gleaming Gate
As daylight folds beneath heaven’s command
Your glory tints the molten, mystic strand
Spanning the void twixt ‘welcome home’ and ‘wait’
Hatred and fear’s projections cannot mar
The portal where the feet of angels tread
The aftermath of daylight rests its head
Upon the Hand that lights the evening star
We stand upon earth’s shore; as stuttered prayer
Scales the unfathomed reaches of the air

© Janet Martin

The sunset tonight left me speechless with awe…
Any attempts at word; mere stammering ineptness.
All I could whisper was, “Oh God, thank-you, thank-you, thank-you”

The sunset was a sort of an almost circle north-west-south and partial east!..I had NEVER seen anything quite like it!

Lord Most High


  1. Beautiful! The beauty that you saw went to the ends of the earth overnight because our sunrise sky this morning looked very much like your south-west pic and I too said "Beautiful Lord, thank you".

  2. It is a wonderful wonder! and that beauty was too beautiful to simply disappear:) I'm glad it slipped to your sunrise.
    Reminds me of this song...

    Lord Most High
    Lord Most High

    D Dsus4 D
    From the ends of the earth (From the ends of the earth)
    Asus2 A
    From the depths of the sea (From the depths of the sea)
    From the heights of the heavens (From the heights of the heavens)
    G D/G G
    Your name be praised

    D Dsus2 D
    From the hearts of the weak (From the hearts of the weak)
    Asus2 A
    From the shouts of the strong (From the shouts of the strong)
    From the lips of all people (From the lips of all people)
    G D/G G A
    This song we raise, Lord

    D G A A7sus4
    Throughout the endless ages
    D G A A7sus4 Bm G Asus4 A
    You will be crowned with praises, Lord Most High
    D G A A7sus4
    Exalted in every nation
    D G A A7sus4
    Sovereign of all creation
    Bm G Asus4 A G D G
    Lord Most High, Be magnified

    ©1991 Integrity's Hosanna! Music
    Words and Music by Don Harris and Gary Sadler

  3. What declaration of God's glory! Your words expressed so well. Lord, we lift Your name on high!

  4. Janet, your photos are stunningly gorgeous. Beautifully done. I love the sky before sunset too.


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