Six days unveiled the fresh green earth, the deep blue sea;
A display to behold of cosmic beauty.
Land and ocean rising in symphony.
At the end of each day, God’s greatness turned a page
And the earth resounded in God’s good grace.
God’s own, Adam and Eve, agreed; and
With a heart full of God’s undying love,
They celebrated the wonders they see.
A temptation and fall
In a garden of paradise, came a temptation.
From a certain one who
Fell to earth just in time for Creation.
Thrown out of heaven for wanting
To make the world in his image
And not God’s own, The Devil, once an angel,
Found a way to get into creation, and worm
His way into the heart of the man and woman of God
So seduced they were,
The temptation ended in a fall that poured out to everyone else,
May God grant the grace to everlasting life.
Take away the path to pain and
Prepare the way to life, again.
Jealousy ran deep and
Cain killed Abel
Blood ran from Abel’s body.
An innocent man’s blood cried out
As God said, Run, Cain, run,
You tiller of soil
The fertile ground has turned to red, cold blood.
I seek an answer,
His blood calls out for justice,
A punishment so grave,
For this terrible thing you’ve done.
But may you confess and find in your heart the way out,
May you settle you in a town and
Become alive again
My son, my son,
By Peter Veugelaers.