|Question the Order of the Stars|
The Beauty of Creation Bears Witness to God is an anonymous translation of a Latin poem by St. Augustine of Hippo (354-430). It is included in the Poetry Appendix of the Liturgy of the Hours (1975).
Read by David Rollins
THE BEAUTY OF CREATION BEARS WITNESS TO GOD by St. Augustine (Public Domain)
Question the beauty of the earth,
the beauty of the sea,
the beauty of the wide air around you,
the beauty of the sky;
question the order of the stars,
the sun whose brightness lights the days,
the moon whose splendor softens the gloom of night;
question the living creatures that move in the waters,
that roam upon the earth,
that fly through the air;
the spirit that lies hidden,
the matter that is manifest;
the visible things that are ruled,
the invisible things that rule them;
question all these.
They will answer you: "Behold and see, we are beautiful."
Their beauty is their confession to God.
Who made these beautiful changing things,
if not one who is beautiful and changeth not?
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