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How Great Thou Art!

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How Great Thou Art!

High above the clouds, in the sun’s glow
Blue skies above, blue seas below
In-between, lies millions of milky white clouds
Looking like snow heaps, piled up in mounds

Sitting in this iron-bird, flying in the air
The wonders of God, His majesty how fair
Cloud patches billowing, each with its own shape
Some looking so much like the mountain’s cape

Men take in the air, thousands of dead weight
Have we with death, a final date
Can it be that we know, God’s presence is there
Let’s not our conciseness stifle here

O gracious and most mighty God
I bow in awe at your majesty
Each patch of land below
Each piece of cloud above
Speak volumes of your greatness and love
O Lord my God, how great Thou art




My fellow poets, whenever you should happen to be an airplane again, just take a look out 
the window.  Look at the clouds, see how they are formed.  See how they hang in 
suspended air.  Look at the wing of the aircraft, see how it floats in the air without falling, 
then tell me, there is no God and he is not a great God!  I challenge you!

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  1. Date: 9/1/2012 5:00:00 PM
    Great work that speaks of your faith..Some never reach this point in their life..I am glad that I chose this one to read today...Thanks for stopping by..Sara

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    Date: 9/1/2012 5:12:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Sara...just wanted to answer your question as to how the clouds stay hanging in the air. One love
  1. Date: 11/25/2010 6:38:00 AM
    Just beautiful! If God didn't want us to experience Life, we wouldn't have all of our senses! Thanks for your comments, Joy, I endeavor to improve! Happy Thanksgiving.

  1. Date: 10/29/2010 6:32:00 AM
    enjoyed reading today! You are so right. being above the clouds is amazing.

  1. Date: 10/26/2010 8:09:00 PM
    This is a very beautiful poem. I agree how can anyone challenge our belief. Thank you for reading my latest poem and yes indeed that is a factual poem and indeed we started from scratch. I did not have room to say that by the time I arrived in Detroit, he had already been laid off from the temporary job. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 10/24/2010 12:55:00 PM
    Always a joy to read, dear Joy! Each time I fly- which is not as often as I would like- I know that our God is not only great but is also an extremely beautiful spirit!!!..we have no words that are adequate to describe Him. You have done very well with this. Hope you're doing well, my friend. Love to you, Audrey

  1. Date: 10/24/2010 8:36:00 AM
    I am travelling since 1989 many times in ayear and have felt and experienced what you do, Joy

  1. Date: 10/24/2010 7:34:00 AM
    Beauiful write....with a wonderful meaning....always Michael