by Laura Madeira Reinhold
Early in the morning before thoughts are fully formed,
Spirit-praises waken me, greeting the new morn;
Lovely, wonderous melodies, new songs every day
for new mercies and new blessings Jesus sends my way;
Driving to work or anywhere, or doing chores at home,
I sing in spirit and in understanding, knowing I'm never alone;
My lullabies were favorite hymns, now my children love to sing -
Songs of faith and freedom from fear and doubt and sin;
Harmony with neighbors, Spirit-peace within,
How can I not wear a smile while giving praise to Him?
Every lovely thing I see - birds and flowers, mountains, sea
Cause anthems of Creator praise to bubble up in me;
While going shopping, paying bills, and at mealtimes I'm reminded
How thankful I am for health and strength with all my needs provided;
And when bad news comes my way, when sorrows and trials abound,
I remember God's past faithfulness and reach praise's higher ground;
I count my blessings before I sleep, and should I wake before dawn's light,
I pray and praise God without fear, for He gives songs throughout the night;
Oh, that the world would realize salvation's earthly paradise!
Without Christ life is without song - with Him's harmony all life long;
And when this life on earth is over, with millions of angels above,
I'll sing in that fantastic, heavenly choir - Chorus of grace and love!