We Praise You, God of All Creation

We praise you, God of all creation

Author: Mary Nelson Keithahn (c.2002)
Published in 1 hymnal

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We praise you, God of all creation,
and bow before you, Holy One!
We clap our hands in celebration
for all the wonders you have done.
Yet as we sing with merry voices,
and play our instruments with glee,
we know you mourn our selfish choices,
weep at our hypocrisy.

When pious prayers, pretentious giving,
and faithful vows that we declare
do not result in faithful living
or in a willingness to share,
then silence all our noisy singing
and let our psalms and praises cease,
until we come before you bringing
gifts of justice, love, and peace.

Let judgment roll down like pure waters,
and righteousness flow like a stream
restoring us as sons and daughters,
empowering us to live your dream,
a dream of people with a vision
that peace and justice will prevail,
of people faithful to their mission,
trusting love will never fail.

Author: Mary Nelson Keithahn

Mary Nelson Keithahn, a United Church of Christ minister and church education specialist, works out of her home in Rapid City, South Dakota as a curriculum writer-editor, journalist, and lyricist for musical dramas and anthems. She has also written over eighty hymns, and her texts are included in hymnals or supplements published by the Advent Christian Church, Calvin Institute of Christian Worship, Faith Alive Christian Resources, Alternatives for Simple Living/Selah, Episcopal Church, Presbyterian Church, United Church of Canada and the United Methodist Church. Mary is a Life Member and former board member of Choristers Guild and a Life Member of the Hymn Society in the United States and Canada. She is also a member of ASCAP. --mnk Go to person page >

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First Line: We praise you, God of all creation
Title: We Praise You, God of All Creation
Author: Mary Nelson Keithahn (c.2002)
Source: The Song Lingers On


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