New Living Translation (NLT)
4 Praise him with the tambourine and dancing;
praise him with strings and flutes!
5 Praise him with a clash of cymbals;
praise him with loud clanging cymbals.
6 Let everything that breathes sing praises to the Lord!
Praise the Lord!
An Endless Beat
Beating and beating
And never retreating
Our hearts are pounding away
Ticking and tocking
Though it might seem shocking
On a relentless march throughout life
Pumping and pumping
With an endless thumping
Delivering all that we need
Loving and loving
We’re filled with “turtle-doving”
Our emotions it stirs up somehow
Breaking and breaking
So troubled and aching
It suffers at love that is lost
Stopping and stopping
Not even with shocking
The end of our percussive race
Thanking and thanking
On heaven we’re banking
God’s heart is greater than ours
Freeing and freeing
Our spirits become our being
And our march continues on high
©2017 by William Pierce
You set our lives in motion with the beating of our hearts and we run our race until it stops. May we always run with You and for You…all the days of our lives.