There is much to remind us, O God

of Your constant attention

of Your tireless care;

The sparrow flies with joyful abandon

unconcerned and secure in Your watchfulness

The flower stands to its full height

and parades its colours

proud and unashamed.


When we take the time to see,

when we stop long enough to listen

The sight of the carefree ones cuts through our fear

The sound of Your reassuring words

quiets the frightened child within us.


And so we praise You for Your unfailing love, O God,

and thank You that You never stop reminding us

that our lives are in Your hands.