Sounds of Home – Shell

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Welcome to the October 27th edition of Sounds of Home!

How Marvelous God’s Greatness

How marvelous God’s greatness, how glorious God’s might!
To this the world bears witness in wonders day and night:
in form and flow’r and snowflake, in morn’s resplendent birth,
in afterglow at evening, in sky and sea and earth.

Each tiny flow’ret whispers the great life-giver’s name;
the mighty mountain masses his majesty proclaim;
the valleys deep are hymning God’s shelter for his own;
The snow-capped peaks are pointing to God’s almighty throne.

The ocean’s vast abysses in one grand psalm record
the deep mysterious counsels and mercies of the Lord;
the icy waves of winter are thundering on the strand;
and grief’s chill stream is guided by God’s all-gracious hand.

The starry hosts are singing through all the light-strewn sky
of God’s majestic temple and palace courts on hight;
when in these outer chambers such glory gilds the night,
oh, what transcendent brightness is God’s eternal light!

Text: Valdemar Briem; tr. Charles V. Pilcher
Music: Koralpsalmboken, Stockholm, 1697
ELW #830

Shells from Ghana from Mary’s shell collection

Like to lend your voice?
Our upcoming theme is “key”

If you have a response to this theme – whether a story or memory, original piece of writing or poetry, music, radio drama, or one-liner – the sky’s the limit –  or would like to guest host or lead a song to sing together,
we’re eager to hear from you!

As we move into November, the month of Thanksgiving, we will also be devoting a little slice of each program to giving thanks.

Is there something going well in your life? 
Something or someone you are thankful for this week?  

To submit a response or item of thanks,
please make an audio recording and email it to Molly
or send in a written response to be read aloud on the program.

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Submission deadline is Monday, November 2nd.

3 thoughts on “Sounds of Home – Shell

  • October 28, 2020 at 5:54 am

    Great word for our snowy weather! Thanks for doing this!

  • October 28, 2020 at 2:52 pm

    Thank you once again, Molly, for a very enjoyable segment.

  • November 4, 2020 at 2:11 pm

    Beautiful shells, Mary! Thanks.

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