From the age of about eight to twenty years old, I was raised and confirmed Lutheran (ELCA). One of my most favorite songs of the service was called, “Thankful Hearts and Voices Raise.” The short praise was sung usual after the prayers of the church were prayed. This is what my heart has been singing all morning.
“Thankful hearts and voices raise;
Tell everyone what God has done.
Let All who seek the Lord Rejoice and bear Christ’s holy name.
Send us with your promises, Oh God,
And lead us forth in joy,
With shouts of thanksgiving.
New International Version (NIV)
1 Give praise to the Lord, proclaim his name;
make known among the nations what he has done.
2 Sing to him, sing praise to him;
tell of all his wonderful acts.
3 Glory in his holy name;
let the hearts of those who seek theLord rejoice.
4 Look to the Lord and his strength;
seek his face always.
5 Remember the wonders he has done,
his miracles, and the judgments he pronounced,
6 you his servants, the descendants of Abraham,
his chosen ones, the children of Jacob.
Happy New Year, Everyone. I truly love you with an Amazing and Everlasting Love.
Rev. Marcia Davis