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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Outbreak (04/07/11)

TITLE: Outbreak of Praise and Adoration
By Verna Cole Mitchell
04/11/11


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Come, Godís marvels of creation,
All earthís wondrous habitation,
Erupt in grateful jubilation,
Outbreak of praise and adoration.

Burst into song, mountains of grandeur,
Fruitful forests and all your trees.
Rivers and hills, clothed in gladness,
Clap your hands in exaltation
To the Holiest of Holies.

Lift up your voice, oceans and seas,
Home of creatures of the deep,
Mighty and small.
Let pounding waves roar
In honor to your Creator.

Praise Him, sun and moon and stars of light.
Let your speechless voice go forth to all the earth,
Your words to the very ends of the world.
Fire and hail, snow and mist, stormy wind,
Glorify the Lord of all in glad obedience.

Shout for joy, meadows covered with flocks,
Valleys mantled with grain,
Grasslands of the desert overflowing,
And animals of every description.
Shout for joy and sing.

Inhabitants, too, extol Godís mighty works:
Kings and princes, young men and women,
Old people and children.
Praise Him with instruments and dance.
Rejoice, redeemed; He is coming again!

Come, Godís marvels of creation,
Inhabitants, along with habitation,
Erupt in grateful jubilation,
Outbreak of praise and adoration.

Scripture References: Psalms 19, 65, 93, 148, 150; Isaiah 44


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Linda Wright04/14/11
Absolutely gorgeous! Your poem has made my morning so lovely and has made my heart sing! Thank you for this.
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 04/16/11
Beautiful! I could picture this being sung during church!
Shirley McClay 04/16/11
Not a poetry person but could totally see this as a beautiful song!
Carol Penhorwood 04/17/11
Beautiful contemporary psalm!
Loren T. Lowery04/18/11
This should be put to music, triumphant music. I could hear it leading a procession down the aisle of worship!
Sharlyn Guthrie04/18/11
What a beautiful Psalm, praising our Heavenly Father!
Lillian Rhoades 04/19/11
Definitely a "song" of praise.
I like your imagery...nature clapping its hands and the speechless voice of the sun.

Speechless, yes, but heard by everyone.

You really captured nature's worship "service"
Gwen Plauche04/20/11
I agree with the other comments that this is simply beautiful and should be shared in a church service. It has the feel of a classic old hymn "All Creatures of Our God & King." I look forward to reading more like these in the future!
Debra Hindman04/27/11
I could feel the energy of your praise, Verna, uplifting my soul with every phrase...great read and awesome way to start a morning!