All Creatures

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Praise the Lord from the earth, you great sea creatures and all ocean depths, lightning and hail, snow and clouds, stormy winds that do his bidding, you mountains and all hills, fruit trees and all cedars, wild animals and all cattle, small creatures and flying birds.  —Psalm 148:7-10

Praise the Lord,
you playful dolphins,
as you leap and splash into the ocean foam;
Praise him,
you multitudes of darting minnows!
Eight-armed octopus and five-pointed starfish,
wave your praise to the Lord!
Applaud with loud thunder,
you storm clouds!
Lightning, flash forth his glory
in fiery brilliance!
Fierce and gentle winds,
blow his praises to the ends of the earth!
White cumulus clouds and shimmering glaciers,
reflect his purity and might!
Praise the Lord,
you brightly colored, hovering butterfly!
Magnify his name,
you slow, fuzzy caterpillar!
Give him glory,
you timid, scampering mouse!

About the Author

Trudy VanderVeen is a retired secretary and a great-grandmother who likes to write and make greeting cards. She has been a member of Denver’s Third Christian Reformed Church for over 60 years.