The Living Spirit

by Ghana

Morining has risen;

Sleep is still in our eyes,

but at once on our lips

shall be your priase.

We glorify, praise and adore you.

We, that is, the earth,

the wate, and the sky;

that is, the people here on earth.

Everything that you have created

enjoys your sun and your grace.

Dawn glistens on the grasses.

Mist is still hanging on the trees.

And a soft wind promises a fine day.

Should we not enjoy everything

that you have created?

We are meant to.

That is why we are so joyful this dawn.

O, Lord, Grant that the hours and

minutes do not slip away in our hands,

but that we may live in your time.



Hallellujah for The Day: an African prayer book

Ed. ANthony Gittins CSSp

(Darton, Longman and Todd, 2002)