Hands raised

HEARTS AND HANDS

AND VOICES RAISED

To go with the music

 FOR THE BEAUTY OF THE EARTH

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For the beauty of God’s earth,

Each new day He gives it birth.

    Warming sun and gentle rain,

    All we need to grow our grain.

 

    God we offer you our praise -

    Hearts and hands and voices raised.

 

Thanks for the homes in which we live,

Our parents and the love they give;

    Brothers, sisters, all our friends;

    Our pets whose true love never ends.

 

    God we offer you our praise -

    Hearts and hands and voices raised.

 

For people in our world we pray –

Those who care for us each day.

    Aunts and uncles, grandparents –

    Special times with them well-spent.

 

    God we offer you our praise -

    Hearts and hands and voices raised.

 

Thanks for our school wherein we meet;

Our teachers’ friendly smiles that greet.

    Thanks for the fun, the games we play

    And guide us safely through each day.

 

    God we offer you our praise -

    Hearts and hands and voices raised.

 

 

(This poem was chosen as one of 344 of my poems by teachers in many schools across my region of West Yorkshire for publication in 2010.)

By Josie Whitehead

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