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Psalm: God's beauty

From the June 30, 2003 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel


Thou art beautiful, oh Lord, my God, Beautiful beyond the mortal dream That feebly imitates infinity: Blind atoms hurtle aimless through the void Of solid matter; and gadding galaxies Cavort in billion-year-long cartwheels Through vacuous immensities of space; More beautiful than helical caprice Of molecules entwined in DNA. Thy gracious loveliness shines through the murk Of human blundering: thus Moses stands Radiant to flaunt aloft Thy law; Isaiah comforts Israel with hymns Of restoration through the soul's reform; Joseph broods protective over wife, Who croons her consolation to the child— No kin of his—who waits to heal a world.