Now, I take my handy-dandy Moleskine journal with me on my journeys, but in days gone by I often had to write on whatever came to hand.
Organ Pipes Sing Holy Praises
1. Organ pipes sing holy praises;
Wood and metal songs abound.
Skills of players, tuners, builders
Join to make the joyful sound.
Flutes and strings and booming trumpets
Lift us up to holy ground.
2. Singing blessed by prayerful organ
Brings the soul a new reward;
Lifting people’s worship gently
To a place where God’s adored:
Beautiful emotions raising
Now with every flowing chord.
3. Gifted writers of the music
That makes worship rise and sing
Have throughout the ages brought their
New creations echoing,
Giving sound to Alleluia
With a new, inspired ring.
4. People’s senses are embraced by
Every organ’s mighty roar.
People of all ages join the
Organ praising evermore.
Voices mingled with the organ
Laud and worship, sing, adore.
5.God inspires the organ’s singing:
Praise to the Creator’s might!
Jesus gives our souls redeeming:
Praise the saving, holy light!
God the Spirit fills our breath and
Gives our praising voices flight!
878787 – could use Westminster Abbey, or Neander
written Sunday, 16 November 2003