In Praise

No matter what, “Hallelujah.” This prayer appears in This Joyous Soul: A New Voice for Ancient Yearnings from CCAR Press.

In Praise
Hallelujah at sunset.
Hallelujah at daybreak.
Hallelujah at dusk.
Hallelujah at dawn.
Hallelujah with pauper and prince,
With beggar and king.
Hallelujah with all G-d’s works.

This is my prayer, G-d of Sarah,
To declare Your glory in all things.

Hallelujah in sunshine,
Hallelujah in shadow.
Hallelujah in calm.
Hallelujah in storm.
Hallelujah in peace.
Hallelujah at war.
Hallelujah in shelter.
Hallelujah when all comfort and protection
Appear lost.

This is our prayer, G-d of Abraham,
To praise You every moment.

To praise You,
To sing to You,
To dance for You,
To declare Hallelujah with our lives.

© 2019 CCAR Press from This Joyous Soul: A New Voice for Ancient Yearnings

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