A Psalm in Doggerrel

     ~ Edward Abbey
 
Sing to God, sing praises to his name;
    lift up a song to him who rides through the deserts;
his name is the Lord;
    exult before him!
 Father of the fatherless and protector of widows
    is God in his holy habitation.
 
     ~ Psalm 68:4-5
 
(A Psalm in Doggerel)
 
In the midst of the end of school,
     Praise Him,
While dipping toes in the pool,
     Praise Him,
 
While dressing a child’s wound,
     Praise Him,
While the organ is being tuned,
     Praise Him,
 
While wiping down the shelves,
     Praise Him,
While discovering our selves,
     Praise Him.
 
Praise Him while you cry,
Praise Him as you fly,
Praise Him as you walk,
Praise Him with your talk.
 
Praise the name of the most High
As you fail at keeping dry.
Praise him with your laughter,
It is what He’s after.
 
Praise Him with a stomp.
Praise Him with a clomp.
Make Him an offering of your anger.
Praise Him with the cantor.
 
Praise Him all the time,
Praise Him as a mime.
Praise Him in your fear,
Praise Him with your tears.
 
Praise Him as your fist,
clenches in the mist.
Dance a mighty dance,
with an upward glance.
 
Praise Him as a star,
Shining, O so far,
Praise Him in the spurn,
S’more at campfire’s burn.
 
Praise Him by the hour,
Praise as op’ning flower.
Praise Him all day long,
Praise Him with your song.
 
Because of Him,
I will praise the name of the living God.
 
Linda
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