Worship Wednesday – All Creatures of Our God and King – O Praise Him! – with David Crowder


“But ask the beasts, and they will teach you; the birds of the heavens, and they will tell you; or the bushes of the earth, and they will teach you; and the fish of the sea will declare to you. Who among all these does not know that the hand of the LORD has done this? In His hand is the life of every living thing and the breath of all mankind.Job 12:7-10
My pillow has been a constant companion these two weeks since surgery. It rested my head and splinted my side. It has been a help to me in recovery.
This morning, I made up the bed with that pillow in its place there…
Last night was the first night in two weeks that I slept through until dawn. Slept through. That rarely happened even before surgery. Since then, I have dreaded the nighttime, with not being able to get comfortable in any position for very long.
This morning marked a change and it’s been a glorious day. Sure, I am still short of breath and weak sometimes, and the pain breaks through…but, today, I feel strongly on the mend.
God did not make this a perfect June day for just me…but I’m celebrating in it…and in Him. After joining my neighbors this morning for a brief part of their longer walk-around, I sat in a bit of shade as the sun came up over the trees. These tall oaks form a canopy over the yard, and I love watching the sun peek through as the branches sway in the breeze.


As I sat, soaking in all the beauty around me, the dew was still fresh on the lawn…sparking like diamonds strewn across the yard. I’m not meaning to be a poetic poser here, but you know what it’s like to see something almost for the first time…

This morning felt like Easter morning to me. “Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?” (1 Corinthians 15:55). All around is the sight, scent, and sound of life, and I am in the beautiful midst of it…cancer diagnosis and all.

Grateful to God today for His creation and all the signs of life, around me and inside this body He’s given me. A whole night’s sleep. Dave did have to just about hoist me out of bed because my back and chest felt frozen in that sleep position…but up I came, and up all day.

I’m confident from everything I know about this cancer surgery and its recovery that there will still be harder days. Today is a complete gift – complete with sun, blue sky, low humidity, and a delicious breeze all day long.

Every day, no matter the weather or circumstance, is a gift from a loving Creator God. I pray yours is full of Him today, whatever path you are walking…and the beauty of His creation is a perfect distraction, drawing you into what is most real and sustaining in life…IMG_6259

Worship with me to this old hymn written by Francis of Assisi and sung by David Crowder:

All creatures of our God and King
Lift up your voice and with us sing

O praise Him, Alleluia

Thou burning sun with golden beam
Thou silver moon with softer gleam

O praise Him, O praise Him
Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia

Thou rushing wind that art so strong
Ye clouds that sail in Heaven along

O praise Him, Alleluia

Thou rising moon in praise rejoice
Ye lights of evening find a voice

O praise Him, O praise Him
Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia

Let all things their Creator bless
And worship Him in humbleness

O praise Him, Alleluia

Praise, praise the Father, praise the Son
And praise the Spirit, three in one

O praise Him, O praise Him
Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia

Praise, praise the Father, praise the Son
And praise the Spirit, three in one

O praise Him, O praise Him
Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia*


14 thoughts on “Worship Wednesday – All Creatures of Our God and King – O Praise Him! – with David Crowder”

  1. I am so glad to hear about you having a good day! I know from talking to others that those are precious 🙂 I very much like the card our Sunday School class is sending to a member who has just begun chemo: “God sees your struggles. God feels your tears. God holds your hand. May you find comfort in knowing you are never alone. With the poem “What Cancer Cannot Do”
    Cancer is so limited…
    It cannot cripple Love, It cannot shatter Hope. It cannot corrode Faith. It cannot destroy Peace. It cannot kill Friendship. it cannot suppress Memories. It cannot silence Courage. It cannot invade the Soul. It cannot steal Eternal Life. It cannot conquer the Spirit. Author Unknown

    I’m certain you are praying this Ramadan. Very exciting to hear what the Lord is doing! Love, Marge

    1. Thanks, Marge. Always so good to hear from you. Appreciate your encouragement and prayers. You are such a hero to me. Much love!

  2. So thankful that today was so encouraging as you had time outside in God’s beautiful world. Praying that this is just the beginning of many good days ahead.

    1. Thanks, Lyda. I’m looking forward to those good days ahead. Looking forward to seeing you as part of those good days.

  3. Beautiful! Thanks for this reminder of the good old gift each day is to us. I’m glad you had a good night and feel you are on the mend. Prayers continue from Texas!

    1. Deb, I continue to pray for your
      recovery and marvel at your strength, thank God for all his blessings,’

  4. Thanks for ending the day in community…blessed to celebrate my birthday with you and my family in Christ…you were glowing most of the evening…so great to have your sweet smile and encouraging words in our mist again! I know you had to be tired today!

    1. It was so worth it. We have sweet community, for sure, and I’ve reaped great benefit through this season of my life. So glad we are friends/family.

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