Something appropriate for a Sunday…
A few weeks ago, dear friends honored Mac and I by choosing us to be their son’s godparents. While at the service, a congregation of the United Church of Christ, the hymn, Praise to the Living God was sung. As a scientist, I was particularly enjoyed the second verse.
Praise to the Living God
Praise to the living God, the God of Love and light,
Whose word brought forth the myriad suns and set the worlds in flight;
Whose infinite design, which we but dimly see,
Pervades all nature, making all a cosmic unity.
Praise to the living God, from whom all things derive,
Whose Spirit formed upon this sphere the first faint seeds of life;
Who caused them to evolve, unwitting toward God’s goal,
Till humankind stood on the earth, as living, thinking souls.
Praise to the living God, who knows our joy and pain,
Who shares with us our common life, the sacred and profane.
God toils where ‘er we toil, in home and mart and mill;
And deep within the human heart God leads us forward still.
Praise to the living God, around, within, above,
Beyond the grasp of human mind, but whom we know as Love.
In these tumultuous days, so full of hope and strife,
May we bear witness to the way, O source and goal of life.
Sung TO Diademata (eg Crown him with many crowns).
You can hear it here.