Praise is the beautiful song that arises within us
when we observe the astonishing mercies around us.
So let us sing, freeing our tribute to ring,
singing to God who astounds us.
Praise is the improvised dance which our bodies can render,
letting the Spirit inhabit us, feeling God's splendor.
So let us dance, praising the Lord in advance,
joining in holy surrender.
Praise is the gift of our talents, our gifts, our devotion,
sharing the gift of our intellect, skills, and emotions.
So let us give, smitten with God let us live,
whose love is deep as the ocean.