How long is your joy, O God?
How far is your delight?
Beyond the horizon
to the ends of the day.
How strong is your love, O God?
How quick is your compassion?
More than the lion’s roar
as it rushes to its prey.
How beautiful is your grace, O God?
How sweet is your goodness?
Like a baby’s first laugh
to the widow’s ear.
How wide is your embrace, O God?
How deep is your wisdom?
Greater than stories told by generations
that could fill the ocean’s canyons.
How soon is your grace, O God?
How sure is your faithfulness?
More certain than your next breath
from the blink of an eye to the setting of the sun.
on Job 38:4-6