Something to sing about - the discovery of Gravitational Waves which will open up new possibilities in astronomy and physics. Time to re-post Stars and Planets which can be sung to' Lux Eoi’ or the better known ‘Ode to Joy’
Stars and planets sing your glory,
God of might and God of love;
time and space proclaim your story
written in the realms above.
All the beauty of the cosmos,
summoned by your great command
gathered shape; while out of nothing
matter formed, as you had planned.
Power beyond our wildest dreaming:
forces weak and forces strong
melded in the cosmic streaming
when the universe was young.
Out of chaos, spheres and orbits
and creation’s still unfolding
in a great ongoing song.
Here on earth a mighty wonder
brought about life’s earliest trace,
basis for both plants and creatures,
and in time, the human race:
Though we’ve grown in understanding
sin has torn this earth apart,
pitched against it we were helpless,
captive to our wayward hearts.
So the God who shaped the cosmos
set aside all power and might;
came, a humble human baby
in the darkness, God’s own light:
taught us through his life of loving
how he would redeem our race,
by the death and resurrection
of the God of time and space.
Other poems celebrating the beauty and wonders of creation can be found HERE
The editorial co-ordinator of Jubilate hymns reports 'Stars and planets was well-received at the new songs section of the 50 year Jubilate Celebration a couple of weeks ago' (October 2016)