Would it be possible for you to offer your praise to God
for His matchless love in some creative way -
original poetry, music, painting . . . ?
When the morning stars sang together,
and all the sons of God shouted for joy.
~ Job 38:7 ~
Make a joyful noise unto the LORD,
all the earth: make a loud noise, and rejoice, and sing praise.
~ Psalm 98:4 ~
JOYFUL, JOYFUL, WE ADORE THEE
Joyful, joyful, we adore Thee, God of glory, Lord of love;
hearts unfold like flow'rs before Thee, hail Thee as the sun above.
Melt the clouds of sin and sadness, drive the dark of doubt away;
giver of immortal gladness, fill us with the light of day.
All Thy works with joy surround Thee, earth and heav'n reflect Thy rays,
stars and angels sing around Thee, center of unbroken praise;
field and forest, vale and mountain, bloss'ming meadow, flashing sea,
chanting bird and flowing fountain call us to rejoice in Thee.
Thou art giving and forgiving, ever blessing, ever blest,
wellspring of the joy of living, ocean depth of happy rest!
Thou the Father, Christ our Brother - All who live in love are Thine;
teach us how to love each other, lift us to the joy divine.
Mortals, join the mighty chorus which the morning star began;
father-love is reigning o'er us; brother-love binds man to man.
Ever singing, march we onward, victors in the midst of strife;
joyful music lifts us sunward in the triumph song of life.
~ Henry van Dyke ~
Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall the fruit be in the vines;
the labor of the olive shall fail, and the fields shall yield no meat;
the flock shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls:
Yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will joy in the God of my salvation.
The LORD God is my strength, and he will make my feet like hinds feet,
and he will make me to walk upon mine high places.
To the chief singer on my stringed instruments.
~ Habakkuk 3:17 - 19 ~
Have a blessed Lord's Day, friends!
A special thanks to Abby from Little Birdie Blessings
for sending me the beautiful hymn art work.