A whisper from the universe
as distant stars appear,
the murmur of a whippoorwill,
the sleeping forest, deep and still:
each wordless voice we hear
reveals that God is near.
But God did more than scatter stars
or make the planets spin;
in humble love God came to earth,
took human form to show our worth,
when Christ redeemed our sin
to let new life begin.
To guide and guard our life of faith
the Holy Spirit came,
as once to breathe life into dust
now sent again to mend mistrust,
and sealed with wind and flame
all those who bear God's Name.
More named than fathomed Mystery,
Triune and unbegun,
reveal through us your boundless life,
to heal and bless, tame hate and strife,
and help your will be done
to make all people one.