This week’s Lectionary Gospel Reading is from Mary’s song, The Magnificat, recorded in Luke 1:46-55. There are several themes running through the song. One dominant thought is the theme of justice—with the lines “God sending the rich empty” and “God bringing the mighty ones from their thrones,” among others.
Last November 12, 2021, I wrote a song which speaks of God’s justice in the land. This song, “New Praise Song,” is based on a reading of Psalm 146. I hope that as you listen to the demo song I made, it will lead you to prayer and move you to compassion for the poor and those who are suffering among us.
New Praise Song (Psalm 146)
November 12 (2021)
Praise the Father, Praise the Son
Praise the Spirit, The Three in One.
Praise the God who created all.
Praise the Savior, we hear His call.
Sing a new song to our King.
All the earth, this (good) news we bring.
Oh my soul, “Praise the Lord!”
Everyone now in one accord.
Hallelujah! What a story!
Our Lord and God, He sets the prisoner free.
Hallelujah! The blind will see.
He takes our burdens and throws them to the sea.
Hallelujah! This is the day!
The widows, the orphans; God will help them stay.
Hallelujah! The stranger will say:
“The Lord reigns! He takes our sins away.”
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David W. Clemente