All creation declares your glory
The stark, stripped branches etched against the azure winter sunrise
Flowering trees and fluttering birds in the early spring
The lush green lawns of summertime
Variegated golden hues in a rich autumn bouquet
Undulating mountains, reminders of your faithfulness
Endless oceans, ever changing, always the same
Mighty and awesome when the storm rages
Soothing and gentle as the waters lap against the sandy beach
The stunning splendor of a beautiful woman;
the supple strength of a young man.
The gentle smile of a loving mother;
the noble wisdom of an esteemed elder.
Your written Word reflects your own loveliness
Its golden truths,
variety of style,
elegance of expression
Its complex structure,
Your own person surpasses all -
What symmetry and perfect proportion!
Might and meekness
Power and pity
Wrath and mercy
Truth and grace
Ageless antiquity and eternal youth.
Immutable, yet alive
Immovable, yet compassionate
High and holy, yet happy to consort with the humble and lowly
Perfectly pure, yet pardoning the transgressor.
How we worship the glory of your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ!
Fully God, yet fully man
Crucified, yet alive forevermore
Far above all principalities and powers, yet
Within your people to the end of the age.
O Lord, how lovely you are!