Sing Praise to the Lord


Rev. Mary Ann & Rev. Nancy after Ordination as Interfaith Ministers, 2009, NYC


Praise God from heaven,

praise Him from the mountaintop;

Praise Him, all you His angels,

praise Him, all you His warriors,

Praise Him, sun and moon,

praise Him, you morning stars;

Praise Him, high heaven,

praise Him, heavenly rain clouds;

Praise, oh let them praise the name of God--

He spoke the word, and there they were!

He set them in place

from all time to eternity;

He gave his orders,

and that's it!

From Psalm 148, translation The Message

. . . You shaped me first inside, then out;

You formed me in my mother's womb.

I thank you, High God--you're breathtaking!

Body and soul, I am marvelously made!

I worship in adoration--what a creation!

You know me inside and out,

You know every bone in my body;

You know exactly how I was made, bit by bit,

how I was sculpted from nothing into something.

Like an open book, You watched me grow from conception to birth;

all the stages of my life were spread out before You,

The days of my life all prepared

before I'd even lived one day. 

From Psalm 139, translation The Message

© Rev.Mary Ann Tourjee 2019