O God the deep immutable, the changeless, wise
Youíre the absolute, eternal One; You wield the
Deep Heavín itself and even time must bend
beneath your sway.
With a whispered thought you banish night in a
flash of blinding day.
The seas are boundaried
by your word; great mountains heed your call.
Majestic swirls of galaxies adorn your royal
The centuries are lumps of clay shaped by your
strength and skill.
You mold the long millennia to the dictates of
The boundless, black-robed skies proclaim
your vast, astonishing might:
Their flaming jewels rejoice for you in silent
shouts of light.
With sure and sovereign strokes your hands
finger the cosmic strings,
And play celestial symphonies as all creation
And silent now, the angels stare; stunned
seraphs blush, amazed;
Great Michael sheaths the sword that at the Gate
of Eden blazed.
Mighty Gabriel sets his trump aside, and listens
to his Lord,
As Love incomprehensible enfleshes the Living
Now space and time have cracked before the
size of this event:
The Godhead shudders as the glorious Son to Hell
Though Very God of Very God, He counts it all
And comes and suffers as a man, from the manger
to the Cross.