06 November 2008

Poem #6--praise poem

Today's prompt is a bit easier for me:-) There have been some difficult circumstances swirling around me, but my desire to praise God has been growing exponentially as well. Following the theme of grace, and writing a short(ish) poem to get this up before I depart on my way to FL and a wonderful birthday weekend with TulipGirl and family, here it is:

Praise Him from whom all blessings flow
He who did not staunch wound in side and head
Whose hands and feet poured unmeasured grace
So full and free that wretches can drink their fill

Praise Him all creatures here below
Below but not put down, by Him declared
Only a little lower than angels
And created in His likeness--the image of God

Praise Him above ye heavenly hosts
With wings covering your eyes because His
Beauty is more dazzling than a Caribbean sunrise
Bowed, tossing at His feet songs and hymns

Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost
Unimaginable Trinity, perfect community
Love overflowing and so super abundant
That it had to be shared

3 comments:

Randy Greenwald said...

I KNEW you were coming. But I assure you, my references to the Art Institute in Sunday's sermon, and to the piece of which you are particularly fond, are absolutely independent of your visit! It is curious that you shall be here. TG assures me she will drag you along on Sunday, so I look forward to meeting you.

Anonymous said...

Becs! Saw your facebook page. Are you really engaged now? Woo-Hoo if you are! I hadn't heard anything yet. Let me know all the details. Love you, Gen

carissa said...

i clicked your blog from 22 words. i always admire it when people can write poetry and even post it. i like the poem.