The Linnet's Wings :Take All My Loves, My Love - Page 39

The Linnet´s Wings [Who needs the media commentary of Carl Sagan and Neil de Grasse Tyson, when God’s creation announces its grandeur … and without words?] Psalm 19 Psalm 19 would not be out of place in Hamlet or Pope’s Essay on Man. It is a sure-handed, declarative, un- flinching celebration hymn. Is God’s grandeur a mystery? Regard every day the miracles around us! In the night sky and in the cycle of day and night, God the craftsman demonstrates His skills. God’s creation needs no boast- ing words or explanations but tells its tale directly. The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. 2 Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they reveal knowledge. 3 They have no speech, they use no words; no sound is heard from them. 4 Yet their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world. In the heavens God has pitched a tent for the sun. 5 It is like a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, like a champion rejoicing to run his course. 6 It rises at one end of the heavens and makes its circuit to the other; nothing is deprived of its warmth. 1 The law of the Lord is perfect, refreshing the soul. The statutes of the Lord are trustworthy, making wise the simple. 8 The precepts of the Lord are right, giving joy to the heart. The commands of the Lord are radiant, giving light to the eyes. 9 The fear of the Lord is pure, enduring forever. The decrees of the Lord are firm, and all of them are righteous. 7 10 They are more precious than gold, 39