When God began to watch the whirling storm
And saw beyond the empty darkened void,
God spoke! And starry dust began to form
A world, which filled with life to be enjoyed.
God’s hand enclosed a lump of earth’s new dust.
God’s ear imagined melodies of song.
God’s fingers formed a human soul: robust,
Inspired, created in God’s image, strong.
God’s human creature played in Paradise.
And God rejoiced, and saw it all was good.
But then! That human mind thought it was wise
To go beyond. It heeded not the Word.
God saw it all, and said, “I’ll have to go –
Give them new heart, because I love them so.”