The Firmament

The firmament, o'erspreading all,
Displays Thy handiwork, O God;
It is the firmament of Mind,
Where all may understanding find—
Thy firmament, O God.

The light from sun and moon and stars—
Though welcome to earth's mortal sense—
Is as a glimmer to that light
Which puts to flight our darkest night—
Thy firmament, O God.

For when Thou said'st, "Let there be light,"
It was the light of Mind which shone
Forever through eternal space—
The shining of eternal grace—
Thy firmament, O God.

The color of the sun, at rise,
The stretch of opalescent skies,
The glory of the afterglow
Doth Mind's rich radiation show
In bountiful variety,
Yet changeless in its constancy.
Each day and night Mind's power upholds
Majestic worlds which Mind unfolds.
Each day and night Mind's love sustains
All that His universe contains.

We thank Thee for Thy faithfulness,
Thy patient love from day to day,
For Spirit's light, forever here,
For understanding, ever clear—
Our firmament, O God.

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