Thursday, 13 September 2012

Creation and Providence

Another poem from "Echoes of Eternity" by Michael R Abbott; used with permission.

Creation and Providence

The world is God’s creation:
Its wonders do astound;
Its beauty bears God witness
In sight and smell and sound.

The mysteries of creation
Reveal a purpose grand;
Its splendour and its goodness
By God Himself were planned.

He visits us with blessings,
Sends water on the ground;
He gives both cold and sunshine,
That harvests might abound.

Yet men from their Creator
Have sadly turned away,
Despite the mercies that He grants
To them from day to day.

The heavens declare His greatness,
The earth reveals His love;
Yet still they do defy Him,
Who reigns in heaven above.

This earth now lies polluted
Beneath the weight of sin:
Its very fabric men destroy,
Its power and wealth to win.

Creation groans in travail,
Awaiting that Great Day,
When men will have to give account
Of all they do and say.

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