Songs as prayers
The fragrance of incense before the King
Aroma of thanksgiving, a truly grateful heart,
Beautiful flow from a new birth
As each day awakens with new heavenly breath
Tender words and melodies of praise
Move up from within.
Once listless in a dry desert
Wilderness stumbled through daily
Heartache and deepest loneliness
Sadness mixed with bitter herbs;
Now, an endless lush garden before
Abundant well-watered delight all about
Radiant blossoms appear to dance and even sing
Trees hang heavy with ripened fruit
A pure stream always flows nearby.
A gathering of like souls
Remnant few who celebrate Israel’s divine covenant,
A shared covenant, gift to each from above
Redeemed by the ultimate sacrifice
A cost beyond mere human understanding,
Full extent of Messiah’s love shown.
No spirit can hold back
No lips restrain the joy
Songs of praise in joyful offering
Endless celebration of life,
Love, the beautifully scented atmosphere of Heaven
Peace, the foretaste of each step
Toward the prized goal of our rich gift of faith in the Son.