Gods Sycamore Song

God’s Sycamore Song

You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and hills will burst into song before you, and all the trees of the field will clap their hands.

Isaiah 55:12 (NIV)


God’s voice, or song, can be heard and experienced in many ways, but for me significantly in nature.  

The way trees move to and fro, the way ocean waves crash in a rhythm and the hypnotic sound of crickets on a warm summer night. I was on a retreat recently and while out in nature I saw a tall sycamore tree with its huge yellow-brown leaves waving in the steady fall breeze. I saw its waving to and fro as part of God’s song…His beauty on display as a song to me in that moment.  

I believe His voice and song is ever-present with us if we just pause to see and hear it.   I pray you also see His hand and His voice in the places you journey. 

Sycamore Song


Sycamore leaves flap their wings

As if somewhere to go

Tall branches sway both right and left

God steady song so ever deft



There they clap so loud and high

Flail so free across the sky

As it is with God’s own sound

It’s always there, it’s His renown


When cold dark days move in to reign

And all appears there is no gain

And golden leaves fall to earth

Lying there they still have worth

They feed and help the tree to grow

Then green again, tis God’s great show


And so it seems when life is grim

No song to sing, no holy hymn

We must recall His strong kind voice

And turn to Him with hearts rejoiced



And sing so loud and strong and free

His song yet crafted just for me

His beauty and His love to see

Grandly wave like sycamore tree


WGS 12/1/20

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