October 11, 2018 | by Gregg DeMey
Last week I wrote about being “in the flow” of the Holy Spirit while drawing a comparison to a kayak carried downstream the power of a strong, pre-existing current. This week, I’d like to share a song on the same topic. I wrote it a couple of years ago while contemplating the spirituality of St. Francis of Assisi who loved every corner of creation and found grounds for worship in everything from the feathers of chickadees to the strength of wolves.
This song also will appear live on Friday evening when the Broken Halos open for Fernando Ortega at Elmhurst CRC! Lyrics are below.
Grace and peace to you as you find your place in the big song,
It flows in the river, it swells on the sea
It rides on the wind and it sings through the trees
It grows in the garden and deep underground
Can you hear the sound?
It shines in the summer, it colors the fall
It’s steady through the winter and never withdraws
It summons the spring, the great things and small
Hear the common call
All of creation sings your praise
I stand amazed amidst all that you’ve made
All of creation cries to you
And I do too
It rises with morning, it’s radiant and bright
It dances and dapples and plays in the daylight
It whispers in evening and hums through the night
Feel the Earth’s delight
It spins with the planets, it courses through space
It fills every atom and inch of this place
It finds it’s perfection in the whole human race
Come, let’s take our place