A new song for a new year

I patiently waited, Lord,
    for you to hear my prayer.
You listened and pulled me
from a lonely pit
    full of mud and mire.
You let me stand on a rock
    with my feet firm,
and you gave me a new song,
    a song of praise to you.

~ Psalm 40:1-3a

O God, our Composing Creator,
who listens intently amidst the vast symphony
~ of rumbling waves and rolling thunder,
~ of shifting sands and butterfly beats,
~ of elephant trumpets and sparrow chirups,
~ of guileless giggles and adoring angels,
to the melody of my life in all its minor and major keys:
THANK YOU

for accompanying me through
the blues,
the bends,
the broken beats;
for chanting into the depths of my soul
an alternative refrain to the world’s “sure thing;”
for bringing harmony and rhythm
to the cacophony of demanding, expectant voices within and around me.

Fill in the blank score of this new year
with a new song –
a song of praise to You.
And may Your passion and truth resonate
through the minims and the moments of my days
as I dance in step with You.

About Yvonne

A minister in the Uniting Church in Australia, sharer of stories, sandwich enthusiast, seeker, and sometimes fool (archaic).

4 Responses

  1. Philiswa

    Oh yes, and that is the reason i sing and i shout for he lifted me up, Oh how can i repay you Lord for how Kind you are , for indeed I’ll never know how much it cost to see my sins upon that cross, and this morning he reminds me to come boldly into his throne there where i will receive his mercy and find grace to help me when in need, that what i was reading before your update came through Mommy.

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