In Praise of God’s Grandeur

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In Praise of God’s Grandeur

On the Friday of Easter Week, four of us were blessed to visit Gooseberry Falls at high water. We were (in order, below) Jayne Erickson (affiliate) and Sisters Luella Wegscheid, Barbara Higgins, and Jeanne Ann Weber.

Jayne, Sister Luella, Sister Barbara, and Sister Jeanne Ann at Gooseberry Falls

I was inspired to write this meditation:

Rushing root beer rivers and gushing water falls, bless the Lord

Brilliant warming sun and chill-filled breezes, bless the Lord

Granite rocks and steep inclines, bless the Lord

Evergreens and budding deciduous, bless the Lord.

Admiring and awe-struck humanity, bless the Lord

All creation, bless and praise God’s glory!


We also sang a catchy and meaningful hymn written by our associate, Jayne Erickson, during April, 2019. It is called Dawning of a New Day.

It is the dawning of a new day

Rejoice! The Son is risen

A day of celebration –

Salvation for us all

(Chorus) Singing alleluia, Jesus is alive!

Singing alleluia

He reigns in paradise. Alleluia!

Look now the tomb is empty

The power of love has won

The darkness has been shattered

Lift up your hearts and sing.


Praise be to the Father!

Praise be to the Son!

Praise be to the Spirit!

Praise the Three in One!

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