How marvelous are your works, O Lord.
The harp at Nature's advent strung
Has never ceased to play;
The song the stars of morning sung
Has never died away.
And prayer is made, and praise is given,
By all things near and far;
The ocean looketh up to heaven,
And mirrors every star.
It's waves are kneeling on the strand,
As kneels the human knee,
Their white locks bowing to the sand--
The priesthood of the sea!
They pour their glittering treasures forth,
Their gifts of pearl they bring,
And all the listening hills of earth
Take up the song and sing.
The green earth sends her incense up
From many a mountain shrine;
From folded leaf and dewy cup
She pours her sacred wine.
The mists above the morning rills
Rise white as wings of prayer;
The altar curtains of the hills
Are sunset's purple air.
The winds with hymns of praise are loud,
Or low with sobs of pain--
The thunder-organ of the cloud,
The dropping tears of rain.
With drooping head and branches crossed,
The twilight forest grieves,
Or speaks with tongues of Pentecost
From all it's sunlit leaves.
The blue sky is the temple's arch,
It's transept, earth and air,
The music of it's starry march,
The chorus of a prayer.
So Nature keeps the reverent frame,
With which her years began,
And all her signs and voices shame
The prayerless heart of man.
-John Greenleaf Whittier
He was found!
In the midst of the blooming poppies in our front yard, and in the meditation of His word and inspired poetry.
May we be encouraged to celebrate His marvelous works and lift up our prayers and praise daily.
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