Wonderful the world of Nature,
Mother of us, nurse and teacher!
Foolish hearts, the Psalmist said,
Disbelieve in God.
Wonderful a bird's migration,
Seedling's secret germination;
Wonderful that planets keep
Vigil while we sleep.
All around us, every creature
Acts according to its nature;
In the dusk the midges dance:
Everything makes sense.
Lord, if only life were simple!
While we kneel in Nature's temple,
Harvest fail; the hunted die:
Tell us, tell us Why?
Tell us that the whole creation
Travails, waits for its salvation.
When that age of peace shall come,
Lion shall lie down with lamb.