Lord of the Spring
1 Yes, God is good: in earth and sky,
From ocean’s depths and spreading wood,
Ten thousand voices seem to cry,
God made us all, and God is good.
2 The sun that keeps his trackless way,
And downward pours his golden flood,
Night’s sparkling hosts, all seem to say,
In accents clear, that God is good.
3 The merry birds prolong the strain,
Their song with ev’ry spring renewed;
And balmy air, and falling rain,
Each softly whispers, God is good. – John Hampden Gurney
My Lord and my God I will praise You because you are Jehovah and you made the heavens and the earth. I will praise You because You are the God of creation and all you said was” let there be … and things were created. I will praise You because you continue to create good things in my life. I will praise You because nothing happens that you do not control or allow to happen. I will praise You because you deserve to be worshipped and adored. I will praise You because you inhabit the praises of your children.
Lord the majesty of your glory is seen in the Spring you have just ushered us into. All over it is raining and you have caused the brown shrubs to come to life in green. Flowers have started to bloom everywhere and it is so beautiful. Indeed this is your handiwork and it is awesome. As you have caused the ‘dead’ plants to spring into life may you bring renewal into our lives every day. May all that is dead and cause us harm and grief in our lives receive new life. May you bless us O Lord. Amen (4/23/17)