Valsa George

Sing Praise Unto The Lord - Poem by Valsa George

Oh, my Father in Heaven,
Guarding me from all perils and trials
And sets my heart free of clutter,
For you, my songs of praise, I reserve.
All my life, I shall sing
Without fail, in bloom or gloom,
On every unfolding day
Through months and years
Till death and beyond.
Let my songs sail across the skies
And with the chorus of the heavenly band, unite.

Oh, the benevolent Lord of all creation,
Custodian of all wealth,
Contriver of birth and death,
The Master Craftsman,
Everything is your handiwork.

The lofty mounts
Veiled in misty snow,
The verdant dales
Lush and still,
The fathomless deep
Where mysteries peep,
All the flowers
That bloom and wither,
All things
Bright and beautiful,
Everything, above and below.
In all,
Let me behold Thy grace
And sing Thy praise!

Oh! Redeemer of Mankind
Guide me through the dark,
Guard my steps where dangers lurk
Hold my hand
And never loosen your grip

Make me face the light
Illumine me with wisdom serene
And fill me with love divine;
So that You be glorified
Here, on Earth,
And in Heaven be!


Here as I post my 200th poem today
I feel the rising elation and excitement
Of a batsman hitting a double Century
And stand jubilant, flaunting the trophy won

Now I bow before all my friends,
Those gifted ones from far and wide
Who read and comment on my simple verse
Help me grow with invaluable tips
And tap my shoulder with positive strokes

Here on poem hunter, the convergent streams unite
To join the confluence of an ever swelling sea
Of rhymed verse, such sheer delight
Here, we partake of each day’s poetic feast
Learning from others and strengthening our ties

I wish my friends, sunshine and blazing light
To brighten your paths and brave ahead
I wish you cheer and a train of friends
Also many a bliss and help from above
And all the grace to fare in life
To live evermore as poets of renown!

Poet's Notes about The Poem

This is my 200th posting on Poem Hunter. I don't know if it is poetry! But these are words coming from a heart brimming with gratitude! I invite each one of you to read it!

Comments about Sing Praise Unto The Lord by Valsa George

  • Gold Star - 81,518 Points Mehta Hasmukh Amathalal (9/17/2015 8:14:00 AM)

    Nice poem...

    Give in to no second thought
    As it is ought
    For desirable result
    The self conscious is in built

    Life is natural
    And should not be treated as casual
    It should be followed with sincere approach
    As life needs thinking of level as such (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 6,582 Points Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon (7/31/2015 5:13:00 PM)

    A sweet and satisfying song of praise! Well done my friend! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 7,600 Points Ayman Parray (7/27/2015 6:41:00 PM)

    Great poem, Valsa. We are all blessed indeed. Often I forget to have gratitude for God but still his mercy and love is showered upon us even in difficult times. Thank you so much for this amazing and graceful poem. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 4,833 Points Ken E Hall (7/27/2015 4:36:00 AM)

    We are all blessed with this poem you have wrote for us all and you show us the meaning of gratitude..thank you and God bless...regards (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 10,886 Points Allotey Abossey (6/21/2015 9:34:00 AM)

    Am waiting to sing Bri Edward's song of praise to God... No strings attached Bri, jxt sharing what I believe to be good to all my friends (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 10,886 Points Allotey Abossey (6/21/2015 9:31:00 AM)

    Beautiful write, praise worthy... God is faithful and worthy of the calves of our lips. We join you in gratitude and prayer to God. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,422 Points L. E. O. Gibraltar (1/14/2015 7:02:00 AM)

    Thank you very much! (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 4,380 Points Clarence Prince (11/21/2014 7:41:00 PM)

    I think it's fair to say this poem is without a doubt full of Glory for the Lord! May all its readers be blessed! Thanks for sharing, Valsa! (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 4,380 Points Clarence Prince (11/21/2014 7:37:00 PM)

    I think it's fair to say this poem is without a doubt full of Glory for the Lord! May all its readers be blessed! Thanks for sharing, Valsa! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 43,873 Points Akhtar Jawad (10/20/2014 12:17:00 AM)

    Sometimes we write hymns that hurts the beliefs of others. Valsa's hymn is universal and anyone can sing it without any hesitations. That's the beauty of Valsa! I congratulate her with a rating of 10. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 17,329 Points Daniel Brick (7/25/2014 6:50:00 AM)

    i just read the multitudinous comments on this poem; i thought my words were enthusiastic but comment after comment showed how deeply people were affected which reveals the depth of longing within our souls and how appreciative we are when someone can put our restless needs into a beautiful artistic form. It's true that poetry is the finest possible container of our truest beliefs, or to change the metaphor the poem is like a spaceship which takes us to the core of the sun where all is sweetness and light - Paradiso! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 17,329 Points Daniel Brick (7/25/2014 6:43:00 AM)

    You really capture the tone and scope of the best religious poetry in this prayer, it's really liturgical in that I sense the presence of a group of believers with a celebrant leading their worship by intoning the prayer in her or his clear, resonant voice, and at a certain point everyone will join in the recitation and make what the psalmist called A JOYFUL NOISE UNTO THE LORD, I too feel the need to frequently express gratitude even though I don't believe in a theistic deity, there have been others like myself who address their gratitude to the universe at large, the important thing is that we realize there is something larger that contains us and makes us all one family of love. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 5,486 Points Patricia Grantham (6/20/2014 8:05:00 AM)

    A very worthy and honorable write singing praises to the Creator.
    Your expressions of grace and glory depicting your thanks to the
    God that made Heaven and Earth. A thousands tongues couldn't
    give enough glory. Your attitude and gratitude shines all through
    this write. Great work. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,406 Points Om Chawla (8/27/2013 6:34:00 AM)

    A very sincerely and honestly felt tribute to the Almighty, an inspired and inspirational write where heartfelt gratitude oozes out of every word you have written in Sing praise unto the Lord
    The sentiments expressed in 'A Garland of Gratitude' in a way expresses what we all feel at this forum. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 49 Points Anita Sehgal (7/31/2013 9:01:00 AM)

    really heartfelt gratitude to the Lord! your poems have always held me spell bound...congrats on your double ton.. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 489 Points Vipins Puthooran (7/26/2013 3:57:00 PM)

    Congratulations on your 200th poem! ! ! !
    All my life, I shall sing
    Without fail, in bloom or gloom
    ['tis an adoration from a pious poetress! ]
    May God bless you! ! ! ! ! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 445 Points Danny Draper (7/26/2013 9:36:00 AM)

    Congratulations Valsa a great effort. This poem is a fine tribute to your inspiration and source of spiritual guidance, such a god could be equally proud of your poems and kind reviews and encouragement and collegiate support of fellow poets. Bravo dear poet, bravo! Long may you continue to write and delight all that share in your work and share your thoughtful and always constructive comments and sage advice. A fine innings with many more runs yet to come. Viva la Valsa! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 454 Points Joseph Anderson (7/25/2013 1:41:00 PM)

    A highly reverant. prayerful and deeply emotional poem. A shangrila parsdise for the soul
    and spirit-fabulous-congrats-I'm halfway there (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 13,703 Points Bri Edwards (7/24/2013 11:36:00 PM)

    well, valsa, you are ALMOST correct writing in your message that you didn't say anything about the poem, .

    i checked the older message to you and i DID write i really did like the poem, ESPECIALLY after i doctored it to suit ME! ! ! ! SO THERE! ! ! but now i shall try to say more.......about the
    will you at least add the names of your many poemhunter fans to your beautiful trophy? after all, we were/are your inspiration, correct? ? oops! that is a comment on the Gratitude poem.
    OK. i've read the Sing poem again. was it exactly like this when i first read it? ? anyway, as i said before, i DO LIKE IT. i actually like it quite a bit despite my leaning-away-from-religion tendency. and if i had not already done it, i will now add it to my poemlist. it is very flowing, like some of the long-winded prayers i used to hear in church (lutheran/christian) as a boy and young man. it has a musical quality, and i don't mean hip hop! i almost feel like reading it AGAIN, but i've already been told i've spent too much time on the computer today. thanks for sharing, valsa. :) bri
    p.s. though i have read a miserably-few number of your poems, i hope i shall be around to read (and comment) on the 300th. (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,612 Points Elena Sandu (7/24/2013 9:35:00 PM)

    Thank you for each of your words coming from the heart, what else than poetry, dear Valsa, your pen is pure art! Congratulation dear friend, may your pen always create and your heart never cease its share! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, July 20, 2013

Poem Edited: Monday, July 22, 2013

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