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Poetry praising the 'King of Praise'

The King of Praise
by Eleanor Cooper

                      Blaze of the sky in the morning sun,
            Shine of the moon at night,
Glow of the stars in the heavenly vault,
animated dove photo: dove dove.gif Bespeak Thy glorious might
O King of the light!

Sweep of the ocean in mighty roar,
Calm of the water at rest,
Blast of wind over tidal wave,
Height of the foaming crest,
  Bespeak Thy glorious might
      O King of the sea!

         Gold of the autumn foliage,
             Green of the springing turf
                            Chill of the ice on a snowy road,
                                           Tide of the summer’s surf,
               Bespeak Thy glorious might
                            O King of the seasons!

                                                             Quiet of sky on a summer’s night,
                                                              Still of a sunrise below,
Shine of the moonlight over the land,
Light of the starry glow
           Bespeak Thy glorious might
O King of all heaven!

Eleanor Cooper, a multi-talented long-time member of St. George's, is active in the church choir, other musical groups, and  many other community goings-on. She also writes a column for The Haliburton County Echo.