Music Arises

Two worship attendees stand arm in arm, with other hands raised.

music arises from depths unknown
often without words but never without meaning

and spirit rises from deep within me
seducing my body to join the song
first a tremor in the soul, then tapping of toes
breath aligns with breath, heart beats in syncopation
and a stuttering buzz in my throat becomes a hum

breath with breath, beat with beat
and music and spirit arise together!
wed with faith and hope and love and pow’r
a song is born, bursting from my lips
in sweet, sonorous symphony

a melody joining with other souls
perhaps in tune, perhaps not
but a song still, arising from deep within
and from... community

spirit moves, soul births song
and hope fills life
and I am not alone
how can I keep from singing?