Everything an eye can spy
proclaims your true religion:
flags and statues, cemeteries,
spires in prime positions.
Sometimes what you worship shows that
you don’t know what’s in it..
I proclaim the one who made the
world and ev’ry minute.
God who made the earth and sky is
not enshrined in structures..
Nor can anything we bring
provide a moment’s wonders.
People over all the earth through
culture and religion
seek the same and often claim
to find a good solution.
Look not “there” nor “here” for God is near
to ev’ry seeker,
found in poetry and art,
in music, dance and teachers.
Unlike gold or stone, and far from
God is found in one who died and rose to
Image: Confederate Memorial Monument, Montgomery, Alabama ,1886
Source: Acts 17:22-31
Text: David Alexander, 2023, CC BY-NC SA 4.0
Tune: Hotham, Public Domain
Audio: www.smallchurchmusic.com Used by Permission.