Mighty Creator

Who paints the sunrise and sunset each day
Who calls the wind to blow
Who placed the stars in the heavens above
Who made the oceans below

Who gave us ears to hear natures voice
Who gave us eyes to see
Who gave us arms to reach out and touch
All those who might have a need

Mighty Creator
Ruler of all
You placed the stars with your hands
Lord of all Heaven
Jesus the Lamb
Now and forever be praised

Who came from heaven down to this earth
To become our sin sacrifice
Who died for us and then rose again
To give us eternal life

His name is Jesus
His name is Jesus
His name is Jesus
Jesus my Lord

Mighty Creator
Ruler of all
You placed the stars with your hands
Lord of all Heaven
Jesus the Lamb
Now and forever be praised

 

Pictures of Nature

In this world there are many beautiful things
Like a sunset at night and a bird on the wing
But nothing compares to the cool autumn days
When foliage turns and ripens with age

I used to live in New England you see
Fall is the one time that homesick hits me
Every year we would ride through the mountains and hills
Seeking the colors that gave us all thrills

Yellows and reds oranges too
Blue spruce and evergreens added their hue
Purple was there to add to the sight
To top it all off was the brilliant sunlight

I’m so glad that my God created this place
To be of such beauty and filled with His grace
He paints all the pictures of nature each day
So you can be blessed as you travel your way

Don’t forget to give thanks for His wonderful gift
Of sunrise and sunset and hillsides all lit
Give thanks for the gift of His Son every day
Who died to take all your sins away

 

n response to the daily prompt https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2018/10/02/your-daily-word-prompt-foliage-October-3-2018/

All Creation Testifies

I sing glory to your name
Glory to your name
Glory to your name oh Lord

I sing holy is your name
Holy is your name
Holy is your name oh Lord

All creation testifies of your majesty
All of nature shouts your praise everyday
I will lift up my voice
And my heart will rejoice
As my praises fill the air

I sing worthy is your name
Worthy is your name
Worthy is your name oh Lord

I sing Jesus is your name
Jesus is your name
Jesus is your name oh Lord

All creation testifies of your majesty
All of nature shouts your praise everyday
I will lift up my voice
And my heart will rejoice
As my praises fill the air

 

Promise Kept

Rain is falling heavily
Has been all night long
Raindrops in the puddles
Make a merry song

Wind is whipping loudly
Rustling the leaves
Birds are huddled closely
Covered in the tree

Suddenly I hear a chirp
Sounding in my yard
Then I hear some others
Listening real hard

Looking out my wind
Cerulean skies appear
Clouds are rolling back
Sun is shining clear

Rain still falling gently
I look to the east
Rainbow casts its splendor
Bringing with it peace

God had made a promise
Many years ago
He’ll never flood the earth again
Like in the days of Noah

I look at to the rainbow
And thank God for the rain
I thank Him for the sunshine
His promise kept again

 

In response to the daily prompt https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2018/08/20/your-daily-word-prompt-Cerulean-august-20th-2018/

Homesick

I remember days from long ago when life was but a high
We traveled in my little car across the countryside
There was no destination as we went on this long ride
We just enjoyed the scenery especially in fall

New England is a gorgeous place when autumn comes about
The leaves turn brilliant colors that always gave my heart a shout
Whenever autumn comes each year I look with suspect doubt
That the colors here in Iowa are redolent at all

God’s canvas is a mighty thing each day I look around
From sunrises to sunsets He fails not to astound
But in the autumn colors I’m set on higher ground
Their brilliance in New England makes me homesick every fall

 

https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2018/07/11/your-daily-word-prompt-Redolent-july-11th-2018/

Higher Still

I look up to the trees
Their lofty branches raised
A gentle breeze is blowing
The leaves give out a wave
So high and majestic
They give to God their praise
My eyes then look to you Lord
Higher still you reign

I look upon the buildings
That line the city streets
Walls built be man’s hands
Their living needs to meet
So high and filled with wonder
At what their size fulfills
My eyes then look to you Lord
And you are higher still

The mountains line the valley
Rising high in royalty
I gaze upon the snow caps
Such a thing of pure beauty
So high and standing grander
As tall as I can see
My eyes then look to you Lord
Higher still you’ll be

I look beyond the clouds
So high and windswept on
I see the brilliant stars
So high and far beyond
There is no end to outer space
It reaches heights unknown
My eyes then look to you Lord
Higher still and on your throne

Above all else you reign on high
Higher than the earth and sky
I can’t help but magnify
You’re worthy of all praise

Higher still I’ll lift my hands
Higher still is your sweet name
Higher then I’ll ever attain
Name above all names

Many things can try to rise
Unto heights that stretch my eyes
But even when they touch the sky
You are higher still

A Great Morning

Dark is the night
Stars shining bright
Sky is all clear
I feel God near

Quiet is the airnature
Wind is nowhere
Sun waits for dawn
Bird song is gone

Then I hear the Master
Whisper my name
Out of the dark
His voice the same

He says I love you
My peace be with you
Find joy in living
Forgiveness be giving
Speak only good things
Walk in my mercy
Find grace from me
Give grace out free

Then He was quiet
Birds started singing
Sun started rising
Light on  horizon

What a great morning
What a great way
To start this adventure
Of one more day.

 

In response to the daily prompt https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2018/06/28/a-new-daily-post-word-prompt-june-28th-2018-word-whisper/

Precious Treasures

I placed the stars in the heavens
I painted the rainbows hue
I taught the birds how to sing
I did this all for you

I brought the rain in due season
I capped the mountains with snow
I started rivers and streams
My love for you for to show

For you are my precious treasures
Each one of you dear to me
Don’t ever believe
My love is not real
Remember the marvels you see

I cause the flowers to bloom
I bring the fruit of the vine
I gave you all this creation
So you would know you are mine

Not a day goes by that my love will fade
Not a minute can block my desire
To be close to you
And all that you do
I’m so glad that you are alive

For you are my precious treasures
Each one of you dear to me
Don’t ever believe
My love is not real
Remember the marvels you see

 

Photo by Corey Hearne on Unsplash

How Can I Keep Silent

How can I keep silent
When birds sing out their praise
They greet the sun each morning
With songs that lift His name

How can I keep silent
When sunrise lights the sky
The colors give Him glory
As gilded clouds shine bright

How can I keep silent
While trees wave praise all day
The rustling of their leaves
Shout out in lofty praise

Can you hear their worship
Can you see their praise
Lifted up to heaven
Honoring His name
Their song lifts up to heaven
Their glory fills the skies
How can i keep silent
While nature testifies

How can I keep silent
When babbling brooks proclaim
A song of hallelujah
Proceeds throughout they day

How can I keep silent
When stars praise in the night
Twinkling in wonder
Of His power and might

Will you rise and worship
Will you rise in praise
Sing out hallelujah
Glorify His name
My heart beats in wonder
My soul leaps within
Longing to rejoice
And lift my voice to Him

I will lift my eyes to heaven
I will raise my hands up high
I will not be silent
I will testify
Glory to the King of Kings
Glory to the Lamb
I will sing His praises
I will worship Him

He Gave the Trees

I can look in awesome wonder
At the miracle of nature
Knowing flowers grow from tiny little seeds,
And that season after season
When the petals bloom in splendor
The whole cycle is entrusted to the bees

I can marvel at the way the leaves
Are changed to brilliant colors
As they slowly fall upon the frosty ground
But I’ll never understand the man
Who looks at all this master plan
And insists that proof of God cannot be found

He gave the trees
To color His creation.
He gave the stars
To brighten up the sky
He gave us senses
To enjoy each wonder he has made.
Who am I to doubt He’s there,
Who am I

With our eyes we see the brilliance
Of the bright stars in the heavens
As their light glows from a distance far away
With our ears we hear the chirping
Of a bird so sweetly singing
In a melody that’s far beyond compare

With our nose we smell the fresh rain
And our mouths enjoy the sweet grain
That the earth brings forth on each and every day
But it’s hard to understand a man
Whose body holds this master plan
And insists that God’s not with us day to day

He gave the trees
Tto color His creation.
He gave the stars
To brighten up the sky
He gave us senses
To enjoy each wonder he has made
Who am I
To doubt His wondrous plan
That was formed
By the master’s hand
And given from above to man
Who am I

If you’ll open up your eyes and ears
You’ll see Him as he draws you near
And hear His gentle voice say
I Love you