The heavens are thine, the earth also is thine:
as for the world and the fulness thereof,
thou hast founded them.
Psalm 89: 11
Angels in the early morning
May be seen the dews among,
Stooping, plucking, smiling, flying:
Do the buds to them belong?
Angels when the sun is hottest
May be seen the sands among,
Stooping, plucking, sighing, flying;
Parched the flowers they bear along.
Angels in the Early Morning by Emily Dickinson
O Lord, when on thy various works we look,
How richly furnish’d is the earth we tread!
Where in the fair contents of Nature’s book
We may the wonders of thy wisdom read…
from “Psalm CIV” by Henry Wotton 1568 – 1639
For the great things of earth are small things,
The longest life is a span,
And there is an end to all things,
A season to every man…
from “Doubtful Dreams” by Adam Lindsay Gordon
Through all this life’s eventful road,
Fain would I walk with thee, my God,
And find thy presence light around,
And every step on holy ground.
Each blessing would I trace to thee;
In every grief, thy mercy see;
And through the paths of duty move,
Conscious of thine encircling love.
And when the angel Death stands by,
Be this my strength, that thou art nigh;
And this my joy, that I shall be
With those who dwell in light with thee.
“Walking with God” The Christian Hymn Book, 1861.