O Eternal Father,
Author of the Love Hymn,
King from the beginning,
You rose, God, to say something
to all the inhabitants of the earth.

True to the greatness of Your Mercy
and of Your Name,
You rained upon us blessing upon blessing;
Over the waves of the sea
and over the whole earth
Your fragrance travelled;

Mighty God,
there have never been such lovely things
before in our generation.
Author of the Love Hymn,
Your Works are superb ornamentation,
magnificent, adornment to delight
the eye and the heart;

I mean to praise You, Eternal Father,
all my life
and sing to You my God as long as I live.

May 15, 1992