HOW WIDE IS LIFE FOR LIVING (words by Fred Kaan)

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Lyrics

How wide is life for living!
Come, people, raise your song
and let your praise be strong;
God’s love is ours for giving.
Proclaim it in the morning,
declare it every night:
God’s deeds can put to flight
our fears, our tears, our mourning.

The rich who thwart, oppose him
will not achieve their aim.
Our God will put his name
on those who love and choose him:
he will exalt the humble,
raise up the weak and poor,
and will make strong and sure
the feet of those who stumble.

Lift high your heads and flourish
like cedars rising up,
like palm-trees drawing sap
from streams that flow and nourish.
God is our strong salvation
in whom our lives rejoice
with instrument and voice
and daily celebration.

Author / Composer Comments

• Author Fred Kaan, from his book The Only Earth We Know (Stainer & Bell / Hope Publishing Co., 1999, page 108): “This free paraphrase of Psalm 92 was inspired by an even freer French version by Henri Künzler, who was the minister in Meyrin, Geneva from 1968 to 1975.”

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