|The clematis are getting ready to bloom in my yard!|
O God, your holiness bounds the Earth in beauty;
your creation, O Holy One, tells out your praise!
The slumbering Earth has risen with a shout of joy:
tell out, O my soul, the glory of God!
Arise, O heart, and give thanks to our Savior
who has blessed us and guarded us even as we slept.
Lead us, O Christ, into pathways of peace,
that we may be joyful witnesses to your saving help.
Let us love one another as Christ loves us,
and devote ourselves to the cause of justice and mercy.
Lord, you have clothed us in your mercy:
press the kiss of your blessing upon those we now name.