Will of God, The
Time has one song alone. If you are heedful
and concentrate on sound with all your soul,
you may hear the song of the beautiful will of God,
soft notes and deep sonorous tones that roll
like thunder over time.
Not many have the hearing for this music,
and fewer still have sought it as sublime.
Listen, and tell your grief: But God is singing!
God sings through all creation with His will.
Save the negation of sin, all is His music,
even the notes that set their roots in ill
to flower in pity, pardon or sweet humbling.
Evil finds harshness of the rack and rod
in tunes where good finds tenderness and glory.
-The saints who loved have died of this pure music,
and no one enters heaven till he learns,
deep in his soul at least, to sing with God. (1951)
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