With might you shaped the mountains.
With vigor you carved the valleys.
With love you watered the land.
With patience you answered our prayers.
For this we praise you and sing songs of joy.
But our praise and joy is also triggered by this:
with fondness you forgave our faults.
We were overwhelmed by our offenses–crushed, wounded, ashamed, and afraid.
But you absolved. You pardoned. You took them all away.
You truly are the hope of all the earth.