Godís Grandeur [Impressed with the beauty of the South Island
of NEW ZEALAND during a visit]
Behold the lofty snow-capped mountains,
Upon shimmering, translucent
A spectacular panorama
Of unparalleled beauty!
Can I visualize Godís grandeur
And not be moved?
Hear the music of the waters,
Sapphire, emerald, mid-night blue,
Paleólime, deep turquoise-
Flowing, blending, harmonizing,
Into a symphony of colours!
Can I feel its charm
And not be enthralled?
The blue sky and green hills beckon,
Wild shrubs of golden Broom,
Cascade down hill slopes, filling valleys;
Bewitching Lupins, in a riot of pink and purple,
Add to the picturesque landscape!
Can I experience such breathtaking loveliness
And not be spellbound?
The chilly, howling wind at night,
The furious waves pounding the shore,
Dashing against rocks,
Flinging far and wide its salty spray,
Striking fear in its turmoil!
Can I visualize such power
And not feel awe?
To behold nature in serene beauty,
To witness its seething power,
Is to experience the awesome mystery
Of our Almighty God!
Great Creator, nurturing our souls,
In contemplation of the wondrous beauty
Of His creation!