"PRAISE THE LORD ALL THE EARTH"
Music & Lyrics by Sonia King
Copyright 1991 Sonia King


Can you hear creation singing with joy?
In the wind I hear a brand new song.
Can you hear the music of the land & sea?
The cedar trees that dance and clap their hands?

Can you hear the birds singing their new song?
Everlasting peace shall reach the ends of earth.
Can you hear the music?  
Just listen to the wind and sing along with everything that lives!

CHORUS A:
Praise the Lord all the earth.
Fire, hail, wind and rain, snow & frost.
Let the desert's burning sand
become a fruitful land, let the wilderness now blossom like a rose.

Can you hear the bells of Zion ringing?
From the highest mountain
to the depths of earth.
Can you hear the music?  
I can hear the angels sing, for the liberty of all the sons of God.

Arise, shine, your light is come.
Sing a new song to the lord, come everyone.
Kings of earth and children too,
shining stars, the sun and moon,
every flower, every cedar tree and bird - let your song be heard.

Can you hear - the little bird up in the tree
sharing her gift with everyone.
With her heart of joy,
welcoming the dawn.
Can you hear the music of the song she sings -
with freedom in her wings.

CHORUS B
Praise the lord, all the earth,
Play the trumpet & the organ, sing a verse.
Let the cymbals made of brass,
praise the lord for what he does.
Play the harp, shake the timbrel,
sing and dance.

CHORUS C
Praise the lord, all the earth
Fire, hail, wind and rain, snow and frost.
Kings of earth and children too,
shining stars, the sun and moon.
Play the harp, shake the timbrel,
sing and dance - all the earth.