Build Within Me A Foundation of Thanksgiving – A Poem of Praise to God

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Build Within Me A Foundation of Thanksgiving – A Poem of Praise to God

May your rays of righteousness
pierce through the clouds and shadows of my heart.

May my mind give way to your fruit –
take up your shears and prune these vines that ensnare me.

Give thanks, give praise to the tree of life,
whose branches stretch out into infinity’s depths.

Give thanks, give praise to the tree of life,
whose leaves cover and provide shelter from worldly strife.

May wisdom flow like a river, filling my well –
knowledge of you soothing my parched lips and restoring my soul.

May I not walk by the power of my own two feet,
but make the journey through life on my knees, yielding to your majesty.

If I find nothing to be grateful for, nothing to praise you for,
surely my eyes are closed like curtains to the light of morning.

If my ears do not hear your name praised throughout the forest,
surely I am deaf to the songs and melodies of mother nature.

Build within me a foundation of thanksgiving –
a cornerstone on which my heart and soul rests.

Build within me an unquenchable thirst to praise your name,
never ceasing to be marveled by the brilliance of your glory.

Still the river of desire that flows through the heart of man,
unceasingly paddling down torrential waters, never satisfied, never able to rest.

Still the winds of lust, of jealous breezes,
our noses consistently sniffing for scents trying to sense what we don’t have.

Let our hearts not beat for what we’re missing,
but become firmly grounded in the grace which we already have.

Let our hearts not beat for foolish wishes,
but boil over with thanksgiving for your endless bounty and be glad.

-Poem Written by Justin Farley

Sing to the Lord a New Song – A Christian Poem For Lent

“Oh sing to the LORD a new song;
sing to the LORD, all the earth!
Sing to the LORD, bless his name;
tell his salvation from day to day.”

Psalm 96:1-2

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Sing to the Lord a New Song – A Christian Poem For Lent

“Sing to the LORD a new song”
that radiates from the mountaintops
and opens the eyes of this blind generation.

“Sing to the LORD a new song”
that paves a path for righteousness
and provides a beacon for those who walk in darkness.

“Sing to the LORD a new song”
that emulates his steadfast love
and makes unbelievers question this power.

“Sing to the LORD a new song”
that helps the weak and lame to their feet
and gives the poor a hope unfazed by circumstance.

“Sing to the LORD a new song”
that sings loud enough for mute ears to hear
and warm enough for frozen hearts to thaw.

“Sing to the LORD a new song”
that sends rivers flowing into the desert
and sends seeds sprouting in barren lands.

“Sing to the LORD a new song”
that echos melodies of the Son of Man
and strums chords that reverberate with compassion.

“Sing to the LORD a new song”
that welcomes the humble and meek
and breaks the proud and haughty.

“Sing to the LORD a new song”
as a divine revelation for all the world to see
the beauty of his face.

-Poem Written by Justin Farley

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