The First to Be …
Gaze far away into the skies you’ll see
The vastness of limitless divine reach
Illumine mine eyes oh twinkling stars this night
May I merit to learn the lessons You teach.
The first of circles You drew without compass or
galactic orbs you cast far beyond sight.
Soaring toward endlessness at heavenly speed,
I pray to fathom the ways of your might.
A house for man from words you did utter
with neither roof nor walls a world you conceive.
From darkness each night, the moon but an
Master of The Universe … in Thee, I believe.
Awaken in morning to sounds of the dawn
our lips with gratitude but of bitterness none,
by His grace a new day to us He hath given
Be as He, the first to be though He had never
*This last verse is based on an old translation of a verse from the Jewish hymn “Yigdal”.
Alan D. Busch
With neither walls nor roof a house doth stand