I sought my God
in pleasures great and small.
In beautiful places one was told,
He would be found.
I have traveled much this world
to know if God be found
across the sea, in foreign lands,
I had to seek.
The Roman soil was holy,
surely He would be there!
Though history stirred my senses,
my soul of God was bare.
The ancient Orient
was found to be mysterious
with holy rites for everything.
Surely God would have to be
but I found him not.
My journey seemed so fruitless,
though no greater sights I’d seen,
than ancient ruins pointing to God,
but God was nowhere I had been.
Returning home I walked
my fields so late at night,
content that I had searched with might
in places far and near for Him,
but found him not.
But doubt within me stirred anew
and forced my face up to the heavens,
while to the ground my knees were bent
and heart and soul with God were rent.
I found there is no barrier
between my mind and my God.
He dwells in me and I in Him.
Eternal truths forever stand
though time our visions dim.
Foolishly for years I’d sought
my God in places distant,
in books reread to catch elusive meaning.
For me this road was right,
for mind and thought were measure.
Each man must travel the road alone.
The way is clear, the journey long,
but oh the peace!
My mind has ceased its endless turmoil,
my feet their endless motion.
There is no death in this Great Plan,
just a passing on to greater things
of mind and heart and soul.
Inadequate are the words of man,
but my heart in great anticipation, sings!