Keep Calm and Read a Modern Psalm Based on Isaiah 64:6:
As the leaf falls from the tree,
And on the wind is carried free
From all it knew up there so high—
Now it’s sailing through the sky!
Loop-de-loop it swirls and glides
Along the road it darts and slides,
Dodging the wheels hurtling through,
Off to some Thanksgiving hullabaloo.
They don’t see the leaves that fled
Before their van with colors red.
In their rush they could not think
That between them and leaf there is a link.
For as the leaf falls from the sky,
Bidding all it knew goodbye,
So should we all from ourselves detach,
And fall to the One Who won’t fail to catch.
Free and flying, we’re dead to sin,
Jesus Christ—O, fall before Him.
And worship the One Who made a way
For sinners like us to fly away
From the tree of selfish pride
To the One Who for us died.
Wrinkling and rotting are no more,
Now I fall on Him to adore.
O motley leaf that clings to tree,
Don’t you know I’ve been set free?
I’ve left the tree of death behind,
All dirty rags, and sins that bind,
I once was fading like a leaf,
Now in Christ I’ve placed belief.
Born along the wind of Love
I’m carried up and up above.
This Thanksgiving—a perfect day
Let’s worship the One Who fully paid
For a fading leaf to be freed from hell,
And with vibrant colors, our world, let’s tell.
-Matthew W., SC