NaPoWriMo, Day 2: The Hymnwriter


The Hymnwriter
by ARHuelsenbeck


Photo by Ben White

the singer desires to
write a humble hymn to
honor his God

to thank
for mercy
for forgiveness
for grace
for blessings
for joy
for peace

he borrows ancient words
from sacred scripture
rhymes them in new and unexpected cadences
pours out his heart
in plainsong

he takes his guitar with him
hanging on his back
and climbs an urban mountain at
dawn and as the
sun rises, his notes
rise to the One who
made him and redeemed him

the sinner offers
his sacrifice of praise


About Andrea R Huelsenbeck

Andrea R Huelsenbeck is a wife, a mother of five and a former elementary general music teacher. A freelance writer in the 1990s, her nonfiction articles and book reviews appeared in Raising Arizona Kids, Christian Library Journal, and other publications. She is currently working on a young adult mystical fantasy novel and a mystery.

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