where can I find you?
I have searched and called.
You do not answer me.
I fear I will never hear your voice.
Are you there in the birds singing
in the breeze blowing
in the rain falling?
in the sunlight through the clouds?
Can I find you in the stream flowing by?
in the winding forest path?
in the rugged mountain slope?
in the laughter of a child?
in the tender kisses of my lover?
Is there anywhere I can go that you won't be?
in the depths of my despair?
in the birth of my child?
in the loneliest of nights?
in the joy of fresh falling snow?
O God, where can I go that You are not with me?
Eternal Spirit, Creator of heaven and earth
Let all creation sing forth Your praise
for You are Here!
written for a course on the Psalms at McCormick Seminary