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A New Song

Welcome to another foray into Five Minute Friday’s free-fall, free flowing, as-it-comes, straight-from-the heart writing.

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This week I am stretching myself more by attempting to write a poem in just 5 minutes. The muse has been flowing fairly freely recently as my last three posts have all had poetry in them. Just to add an extra level of difficulty I’m aiming to make it rhyme. Gulp!

Today’s prompt is:Song

Deep breath..let’s see what happens..

Start…

A New Song

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“The Lord your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing” ~ Zephaniah 3:17


Sing it loud and sing it clear
there’s a new song in the air,
a song of freedom, hymn of praise
resounding through eternal days.
Our voices pick up the sweet refrain
and find it echoes through heart and brain.
Hear the cry
heed the sigh
of a Spirit’s release
that brings us soul’s ease.
Kept strong and sure
by a love that endures,
given grace, joy and peace
that will never cease.
No longer captive, held fast,
no longer imprisoned by our past.
This is a new day
this a new song.
Pick up the melody 
as you sing along.
For God is rejoicing over you today
as He sees you clothed in glorious array
Those dirt-rags don’t fit you anymore
you’re no longer wretched or poor.
Now we have hope and a future in view
that’s truly liberating for me and for you.
Join in the song
Come raise your voice
with the heavenly throng
who will always rejoice.
Stop.
“He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear, and put their trust in God” ~ Psalm 40:3

Phew! That was hard work today with time pressure, but at least I’ve written something. And that’s what this is all about, to be brave and bold instead of aiming for spit-polished perfection.
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