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Lifting Praise

by Brian Francis

Here together we sing his praises
Here together our faith renewed
As we worship His great creation
The gift of life a choice imbued

Singing psalms; oh, how we adore him
We lift our hearts in praise and song
Devotion to his truths his teachings
We implore Him keep us from wrong

Call out His creed our sworn devotion
Raise Him up our great Lord and King
Kneeling down we receive His offering
By the gift of faith, our soul’s restored

Offering our love and peace to others
We reflect His true and precious grace
We live our lives to inspire by doing
Hoping that we might take our place


Author's Note: On a recent visit home my mother dragged me to worship with the Lutherans. I moaned and trudge along This was the result

Posted on 05/26/2019
Copyright © 2023 Brian Francis

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Glenn Currier on 05/30/19 at 12:43 PM

Brian, I do so relate to this. I recently had occasion to go to a Catholic church in central Texas for our nephew's funeral. Being a visitor and not a congregant was a nice experience that was comforting. Although I have been at a Catholic funeral that was almost an abomination in its impersonality, this one was brief and gentle and the priest said just the right thing in his talk to comfort Alfred's mother and many of the rest of us there gathered. Amazing Grace and other traditional hymns brought a few misty eyes. So, my friend, I definitely appreciate your sentiments and words - as usual - so well crafted. I like the occasional but not forced rhymes too. Thanks so much.

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