God of wonder, God of thunder,
God of impact and release,
God of riddle and of reason,
God of passion and of peace --
to your mystery and marvel
we return to give you praise,
every year with you beginning
to the closing of our days.
Seasons' turning, seasons' learning,
all are held within your span:
times of growing, times of knowing
love in woman, child and man,
calendar of calm and crisis,
hurt and healing, high success,
all the instants of our being
now we bring for you to bless.
For we name you and we claim you,
Father, Mother, Spirit, Friend:
you are vision past our vision,
you are end beyond our end;
all the circles, all the cycles
of our little finite phase
now we give into your keeping,
trusting you through all our days.