Psalm of Praise — “God Gives Us Life”

A Psalm written in honor of Easter: Jesus Christ’s Resurrection

Author’s Note: In my “Joy Bible Study” program this semester here in Lexington, Massachusetts at Grace Chapel, we’ve been studying the Psalms in the Bible. I’m a born-again Christian, and I’ve found a lot of strength, beauty, and healing in text of the Psalms. They are very much about emotions, relationships, fear, and hope. At the end of our study we were given the assignment of writing a Psalm. Given the season of springtime, Holy Week, and Easter coming on Sunday, I was inspired to write the one below. I love to write poetry in addition to essays and articles, and the exercise of writing a Psalm was a lot like writing poetry for me.

What do the words spring, praise, resurrection, and re-birth mean, to you?

Thanks for reading!

-Kristen

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(I)

Hallelujah! Christ is Risen and A New Life Is Begun!

The Holy Spirit moves through me like waves on the ocean, like a breeze through the trees, like water through a meadow.

Praise God, our Heavenly Father and all the archangels.

(II)

Hallelujah! Christ is Risen and A New Life Is Begun!

The broken are restored, the wrong are righted, justice is served, and anything is now possible.

Praise God, our Heavenly Father and all the archangels.

(III)

Hallelujah! Christ is Risen and A New Life Is Begun!

A baby is born, generations of Old pass God’s message on to generations of New; nations flourish and together sing hymns of praise, joy, and ‘ALL Glory to God!”

Praise God, our Heavenly Father and all the archangels.

(IV)

Hallelujah! Christ is Risen and A New Life Is Begun!

The land is restored, our pastures turn green and the buds on the trees burst into flower and leaf under a new season’s sun.

Praise God, our Heavenly Father and all the archangels.

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(V)

Hallelujah! Christ is Risen and A New Life Is Begun!

The sinner is forgiven; loving-kindness and Peace on Earth abound.

Evil is transformed to love, patience, and gentleness. Our God is Holy.

(VI)

Praise the LORD, Our Heavenly Father, and all the archangels — Hallelujah!

Christ is Risen! A New Life is Begun!

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