Praise to God who gives us courage
to be more than we might be.
Praise to God who makes us able
to surmount adversity.
When our hearts are weak and wounded,
when our faith is frail and frayed,
Praise to God our Source and Substance
in whose image we are made.
Praise to God who calls and claims us
by the water and the word.
Praise to God who knows and names us,
by whose Spirit we are stirred.
When we're broken, God can mend us.
When we're lost, he lights our way.
Praise to God who wills to send us
onward, upward from today.
Praise to God for life's surprises
that can draw us to his heart.
Praise to God when those surprises
lift us up, set us apart.
Every challenge is a treasure,
every gift is by his grace.
Praise to God who for his pleasure
holds us steadfast in life's race.
Praise to God for those who love us
who can lift us to his throne.
Praise to God for those who need us,
those whose needs outweigh our own.
In his service there is healing
for ourselves and those we meet.
Praise to God whose love redeems us,
sets our task, makes us complete.