Greater hands move the sun and all stars,
The earth and those who walk upon it;
Wisdom beyond eternity orders the footsteps
The end of each personal journey known from the beginning.
How grateful we should be
How happy and at peace
To bow before our loving Creator
Acknowledging His crystal river of goodness
Deep, deep waters
Very pure and teeming with life,
Each sip, each cool droplet
On the lips, in the mouth,
And a precious treasure enters the heart
Richness beyond this present world
Riches that last forever.
What wonderful confidence held out
What inner strength,
What complete security freely offered!
Who would not meet the touch
Believe and receive the true life given,
Drink the new wine
Eat the divine bread?
In the greater Universe black holes seem to swallow and destroy,
Stars in numbers hard to even imagine
Disappear, lost in abstract mysteries of distance;
In our world most reject the true life
Deny the only good
Refuse the Heavenly Light
Spin and rotate alone within selfish worlds, egocentric realities,
Go the way of countless forgotten ones
In forgotten generations
Swallowed whole by the darkest death,
Without a hint of care,
Without a trace of heartfelt loss;
The “second death” their eternal reality
As bitterness shreds the body, soul and spirit.