12:28 AM

Praise the Source of Faith and Learning

this is a hymn that dr. francis collins, head of the human genome project and keynote speaker at the national prayer breakfast (which i attended this year), led us in singing. it was pretty sweet.

brave guy. last year, bono spoke - and didn't sing. but dr. collins did. he was a fantastic speaker, by the way.

Praise the Source of Faith and Learning
praise the Source of faith and learning Who has sparked and stoked the mind
with a passion for discerning how the world has been designed.
let the sense of wonder flowing from the wonders we survey
keep our faith forever growing and renew our need to pray.

God of wisdom, we acknowledge that our science and our art
and the breadth of human knowledge only partial truth impart.
far beyond our calculation lies a depth we cannot sound
where Your purpose for creation and the pulse of life are found.

as two currents in a river fight each other's undertow,
till, converging, they deliver one coherent steady flow,
may we blend our faith and learning till they carve a single course
and our seeking and our yearning join in praising You their source.


Darren said...

That is a cool hymn!