Even in traditional churches such as the one I attend, the hymns aren’t what they used to be! Check out these amazing and timely lyrics:
God, who stretched the spangled heavens
Infinite in time and place,
Flung the suns in burning radiance
Through the silent fields of space:
We, Your children in Your likeness,
Share inventive powers with You;
Great Creator, still creating,
Show us what we yet may do.
We have ventured worlds undreamed of
Since the childhood of our race;
Known the ecstasy of winging
Through untraveled realms of space;
Probed the secrets of the atom,
Yielding unimagined power,
Facing with us life’s destruction
Or our most triumphant hour.
As each far horizon beckons,
May it challenge us anew:
Children of creative purpose,
Serving others, honoring You.
May our dreams prove rich with promise,
Each endeavor well begun;
Great Creator, give us guidance
Till our goals and Yours are one.
Jane: I enjoyed this very much! I am the organist for 2 Catholic Churches–mine and another in a neighboring small town. While I don’t see us using this in our church, I see so much timely relevance in the lyrics! I wish the Catholic Church weren’t still 200 years behind the rest of the world! Lol.