All Things Found

Rummaging about my cluttered study, I re-discovered a lyric by Colin Gibson, which was copyrighted in 1996 by Hope Publishing Company. Its words struck me as an expression of the light which shines in our darkness, the light the darkness cannot extinguish, a telling of a hope found in a child born in Bethlehem, in whose love, nothing is ever lost.

"Nothing is lost on the breath of God"

"Nothing is lost on the breath of God, nothing is lost forever.
       God's breath is love, and that love will remain,
             holding his word forever.
No feather to light, no hair too fine,
       no flower too brief in its glory,
no drop in the ocean, no dust in the air
       but is counted and told in God's story."

Nothing is lost to the eyes of God, nothing is lost forever.
       God sees with love, and that love will remain,
            holding the world forever.
No journey too far, no distance too great,
       no valley of darkness too blinding;
no creature to humble, no child too small
        for God to be seeking and finding.


Nothing is lost to the heart of God, nothing is lost forever.
       God's heart is love, and that love will remain,
             holding the world forever.
No impulse of love, no office of care,
       no moment of life in its fullness;
no beginning too late, no ending too soon,
       but it is gathered and known in its goodness."

Peace.