Dear Lord, yesterday
my husband’s string quartet from church
played for the folks who live
in the assisted living part
of our three levels of care complex.
I joined the group for lunch
in a small café on campus.
The group practiced for an hour
and then played a concert.
My husband announced pieces
by Bach, Haydn, and Mozart.
About 35 residents attended
and seemed appreciative.
You inspired the players, Lord,
to share their gift of music with others.
Praise him with trumpet sound; praise him with lute and harp! Praise him with tambourine and dance; praise him with strings and pipe! Praise him with clanging cymbals; praise him with loud clashing cymbals! Let everything that breathes praise the Lord! Praise the Lord!
Hymn: What Gift Can We Bring