Saturday, July 11, 2009

God, Who Stretched the Spangled Heavens

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.

Proudly rise our modern cities,
Stately buildings, row on row;
Yet their windows, blank, unfeeling,
Stare on canyoned streets below,
Where the lonely drift unnoticed
In the city's ebb and flow,
Lost to purpose and to meaning,
Scarcely caring where they go.

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.
Catherine Cameron
Hope Publishing Co.
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Born in New Brunswick, Canada, Catherine Cameron studied English Literature at MacMaster's University. She received her graduate degrees from the University of Southern California. Dr. Cameron is Professor Emeritus of Sociology at the University of La Verne.



Maxine said...

How very lovely and true. That's my prayer: Give me guidance, Lord, until your goals and mine are one. Wonder photos as usual, Mimi.

Brit said...

Beautiful words and beautiful photos!
Have a wonderful sunday!:-)

Mary said...


I had heard of Catherine Cameron but didn't realize she was born in New Brunswick. Beautiful poem. Thanks so much for sharing.