Early Winter Benedicite

Sing, windblown rain,
Sing the praises of your Creator,
Sing, rain-sodden wind,
Sing the praises of your Creator,
Sing, rain-soaked earth,
Sing the praises of your Creator,
Sing, icy sidewalk,
Sing the praises of your Creator.

In winter damp, cold and clammy,
‘Gainst bitter breeze, I make my way.
Cocker spaniels running happy,
Gladden my heart this joyless day.

Sing, prancing puppies,
Sing the praises of your Creator,
Sing, joyous dogs,
Sing the praises of your Creator,
Sing, frightened bird,
Sing the praises of your Creator,
Sing, groundhog fat,
Sing the praises of your Creator.

Creatures unseen the dogs reveal,
Flushed-out bird flies headlong away.
Something furry flees with a squeal,
As in the breeze the bare trees sway.

Sing, creaking limbs,
Sing the praises of your Creator,
Sing, brittle leaves,
Sing the praises of your Creator,
Sing, frozen bark,
Sing the praises of your Creator,
Sing, withered blooms,
Sing the praises of your Creator.

Bare, wet branches cracking, leaves gone,
The trees silent stand in dark array.
The last leaves blow across the lawn
This grey and soggy winter’s day.

Sing, blowing leaves,
Sing the praises of your Creator,
Sing, dying grasses,
Sing the praises of your Creator,
Sing, beck’ning home,
Sing the praises of your Creator.

Turning back now, the dogs and I,
Toward the beck’ning warmth of home,
Out from under the dark’ning sky,
Sheltered, protected in the gloam.

Sing, twilight sky,
Sing the praises of your Creator,
Sing, hearth and home,
Sing the praises of your Creator,
Sing, prancing puppies,
Sing the praises of your Creator,
Sing, joyous dogs,
Sing the praises of your Creator.

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