Praise and Remember

Hallelujah. Hallelujah. Hallelujah.
Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, praise the Lord,
O my soul.

I will praise the Lord throughout my life;
yes, I will praise; I will praise,
I will praise the Lord, even now.

I will praise the Holy One
in my confusion, in my sorrow, in my anger;
I will praise, the Lord, even now.

I will remember the redeeming story:
the history of the Eternal’s faithful love.
I will remember.

I will remember Abraham and Sarah,
Hannah and Naomi, Jacob and Esau,
Moses and Miriam, Samuel and Solomon,
Joshua and Joseph.

I will remember
those who kept faith in dark times,
who hoped in the Lord when it seemed that all was lost.
I will remember… when it seems that all is lost.
I will remember, even now.

I will praise the Lord
who frees the imprisoned,
who gives sight to those who cannot see.

I will praise the Lord
who eases the burdens of the weary
and lifts up those who have fallen down.
I will praise the Lord, even now.

I will praise the Lord of the wanderers and the lost,
the ever-faithful One who leads us safely home.
I will praise the Lord of love and life.
I will praise the Lord, I will praise the Lord,
I will praise the Lord, even now.

Hallelujah. Hallelujah. Hallelujah.

Amen.

 

 

Inspired by Psalm 146
and a friend’s sadness / confusion
over the suicide of young man

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About inklingscommunity

I am a struggling Christian, committed pacifist, near-obsessive recycler, incurable animal lover, inveterate tree-hugger; a nature mystic, a socialized introvert, an advocate for the vulnerable, an opponent of exploiters.
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