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.

  One thought on “A new song for a new year

  1. Brenda Timmer
    January 11, 2017 at 9:42 am

    Lovely!!!!

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    • January 11, 2017 at 10:08 am

      Thanks Brenda 🙂

  2. Philiswa
    January 11, 2017 at 10:04 am

    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.

    • January 11, 2017 at 10:11 am

      I can’t get Matt Redman’s “10 000 reasons” out of my head at the moment. Reasons to sing God’s glory, signs of God’s grace – everywhere. So be bold, indeed!

      The sun comes up, it’s a new day dawning
      It’s time to sing Your song again
      Whatever may pass and whatever lies before me
      Let me be singing when the evening comes

      Bless the Lord
      Bless the Lord
      Oh my soul, oh my soul
      Worship His holy name
      Sing like never before
      Oh my soul
      I’ll worship Your holy name

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