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When God Speaks




When God speaks
Light
When God speaks
Life begins
When God speaks
Day and Night are named
When God speaks
The name contains the end
When God speaks
Evening then morning
When God speaks
Sky separated and gathered waters Seas
When God speaks
Hills and valleys; deserts and plains
When God speaks
Trees, bushes, berries, and bananas
When God speaks
Sun, moon, and stars
When God speaks
Whales, eagles, and minnows
When God speaks
Elephants, rats, and donkeys
When God speaks
He projects His likeness 
When God speaks
He uses words

When God is silent
No evening or morning
When God stops
 Holiness and blessing
When God rests
The seventh day celebrates

May you hear His voice
In the morning, when the sun bursts forth
May you hear his voice
At twilight, when the moon and stars emerge
May you hear his voice
On the wind whispering through the leaves 
May you hear his voice
In the squeak of the dolphin and hoo of the owl
May you hear his voice
From the mouth of your brother and mother 
May you hear his voice
In words, audibly
May you hear his voice
In your heart

And if you wonder if He has spoken
Open your eyes and look around

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