January 1985

 

out in the first morning

i stand

 

            small

                        puny

                                    insignificant

 

against the immensity of sunrise

and stars fading away

in the departing night

 

            psalm eight

            ringing in my mind

 

oh great Lord

what am i

that you love me

enough to give me

 

life and love

sun and stars

music and laughter

eternity forever

beauty where-ever

i look

 

such joy i have, Lord

while others suffer

why me?

what did i ever do?

 

my God!

 

i love you

i thank you

i praise you

 

i live because of you

everything i am

all i do

is all you

 

thank you

 

that i live

that i see

that i love

 

thank you

for you

Wesley Acres, on West Lake in Prince Edward

County, early Sunday morning, after seeing setting

stars and rising sun at opposite sides of the sky.

 

Published in  “Insight” April 1986.

 

Here you can read Psalm Eight.

 

The lower case "i" is intentional, it is

intended to show the smallness of man

against the immensity of his Creator.

 

See also: Standing On This Little Ball