Beyond the boxes we create,
Beyond each image we can spawn
The process river flows along
To sweep aside the now outworn.
O mythic God you slowly die
With all your intervening ways
But mystery now embraces all
And fills our hearts with cosmic praise.
Each cosmic process holds a key
For all our morals and our art.
The ordered mysteries they contain
Can act as guides for mind and heart.
“Reflect how nature works” said Christ
“Allowing time for work and rest. (i)
Reflect on all that life could hold
When moderation shapes your quest”. (ii)
When atoms join and life gives birth
We see the advent of what’s new.
Imagination was the path
That shaped the way compassion grew.
The sacred calls us to rejoice
In all the cosmic tale contains.
We join its living web of sound
To echo its melodic strains.
(i) Genesis 2/2, Matthew 6/26-28
(ii) Matthew 5/5, 6/2-4, 6/19-21, Luke 6/24-25
NOTE on verse 3. This is not meant to imply that the processes of the Cosmos are always simple but nevertheless human beings need to learn from them and work within them.
Tune: Von Himmel Hoch
Text © William Livingstone Wallace.
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