This people have I formed for myself; they shall shew forth my praise. — I will cleanse them from all their iniquity, whereby they have sinned against me; and I will pardon all their iniquities, whereby they have sinned, and whereby they have transgressed against me. And it shall be to me a name of joy, a praise and an honour before all the nations of the earth. — By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name.
I will praise thee, O Lord my God, with all my heart: and I will glorify thy name for evermore. For great is thy mercy toward me: and thou hast delivered my soul from the lowest hell. — Who is like unto thee, O LORD, … glorious in holiness, fearful in praises, doing wonders? — I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify him with thanksgiving. — They sing the song of Moses the servant of God and the song of the Lamb, saying, Great and marvellous are thy works, Lord God Almighty.
“The artist who has arrived at some perfection in his art, whatever his
art may be, will come to realize that it is not he who ever achieved
anything; it is someone else who came forward every time. And when the
artist produces a perfect thing, he finds it difficult to imagine that
it has been produced by him. He can do nothing but bow his head in
humility before that unseen power and wisdom which takes his body, his
heart, his brain, and his eyes as its instrument. Whenever beauty is
produced in art, be it music, or poetry, or painting, or writing, or
anything else, one must never think that man produced it. It is through
man that God completes His creation. Thus there is nothing that is done
in this world or in heaven that is not divine immanence, which is not