God’s greatness and goodness fill the universe;
knowledge and wisdom encircle God’s presence.
Exalted is God by creatures celestial;
enhanced and adorned by the mysteries of heaven.
God’s throne is guarded by truth and purity;
God is surrounded by mercy and love.
Good are the lights our God has created,
fashioning them with insight and wisdom.
Endowed by God with power and vigour,
They maintain dominion amidst the world.
Rejoicing in rising, gladly setting,
they rush to obey their Creator’s will.
God is acclaimed by beauty and glory,
God’s sovereignty sung by celebration and praise.
God summoned the sun, whose light shone forth,
then gave to the moon its cyclical glow.
The stars and planets, all bodies of the heavens
acclaim God with praise;
celestial creatues give glory and greatness . . .