Artful is God: a hymn

by Kim on July 17, 2011

Richard doesn’t seem to be around, and, hey, we gotta have a hymn!
One of mine, reblogged from 31/8/06.

Artful is God, creation is his canvas
on which he paints his cosmic masterpiece:
brushstrokes both broad and delicate in detail,
colours and shapes composed in perfect peace.

Artful is God, creation is his canvas
on which he paints his cosmic masterpiece.

Zillions of stars, exploding out of nothing,
dance for the Lord, delightful in his eye;
billions of years it takes for sketching planets,
time to design an earth to occupy.

Dazzling the sun, and silver-soft the moonlight,
fruitful the land, and fathomless the sea;
wondrous is life, from single cell to primate,
awesome is death, the final mystery.

What then of man, the end of evolution,
image divine defaced by sin and vice?
Artful is God, producing from his palette
Adam restored: self-portrait Jesus Christ!

(Suggested tune: Som Stranden)

Kim Fabricius

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

1

Richard 07.18.11 at 11:03 am

Thanks for that Kim - I’ve been on duty at Cub Camp this weekend. Great fun, but it didn’t leave me any room for blogging.

2

Pam 07.19.11 at 3:32 am

Hey, not long back from

Tjarutja, Kaurna country. South Australian country.
Ancient, unrelenting, a severe beauty.
Ghost gums and big sky - green cathedral.

Conquest by Les Murray
And what was trust when the
harsh dead swarmed ashore
and warriors, trembling, watched
the utterly strange
hard clouds, dawn beings, down
there where time began
so alien the eye could barely fix
blue parrot-figures wrecking the
light with change
man-shapes digging where no
yam roots were?

3

Richard 07.19.11 at 7:15 am

Welcome back, Pam.

4

Pam 07.19.11 at 9:22 am

Thank you - happy to be back.

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