So my little expermiment yesterday was interesting, attracting some response on two out three platforms I tried. Many thanks to MC who contributed by comment on this blog. And yes, the last line really was a comment offered in jest by one contributor!
So here, combining them, is what we have...
As Mary sang her song of praise, so we now sing ours too,
Deep inside we reach to find the voice that's incarnated, love sublime,
And sing 'cause I'm grateful for love, for joy, for life!
To light, sound and story; to celebrate; to lament within the strife,
For breath and health in this life!
For you, oh Lord, are our rock, strength and shield.
You, Lord, are our safe place in the storm;
The answer to our questions, the directions in our decisiveness.
Sing praise to you, God, for your love and compassion,
And for your great faithfulness to us
Let our song unite with hers and all the faithful voices from the past.
(And a happy New Year)