God of the universe,
we praise your great long work of creation:
the moment of glory when our universe began
the birth and burning of the first brilliant stars,
the stars’ explosion in blazing supernovas;
the formation of our sun from scattered bits of dust;
the emergence of Earth, the wonder of water,
and there in the waters the miracle of life.
We praise your great long work of creation:
the unfolding of plant and animal life,
the development of human body and brain
and all the...