Psalm 157

By Charles H. Harper '61 S.T.M.


people of Earth

Sing lustily

Lift your hearts and voices

into far reaches of our Universe

Let billions upon billions of stars,

and planets with their circling moons,

hear our songs

Boom your music into the fury

of exploding supernova

Fling your harmonies into vast

unknowns beyond farsighted telescopes

Shout triple fortissimo into deep

darkness that surrounds our fragile lights

Chant as though our small species

alone, in all the Universe,

is able to give voice to awe,

terror, amazement and praise

Let your songs, within a nanosecond, fly

Home into the heart of fathomless Mystery

Let our children hear this music

and know that they are loved