Little streamlet, flowing onward, Rippling ever on and on, Why so swiftly do you hasten? Why the hurry to be gone? Let your rippling, gurgling music Stay to soothe and comfort me. Life is short: I’ll take a moment Just to listen to your glee.
Lofty cloudlets, lazy puffballs, Dreaming far above us all, With formations ever changing, Making pictures great and tall, How majestic and how airy Are your travels through the sky! Life is short: I’ll take a moment Just to watch your show on high.
Whisp’ring breezes, gentle zephyrs, Rustling softly through the trees, Teasing grasses, fanning leaflets, Breathing when and where you please, How refreshing, how delightful Is your presence at this place! Life is short; I’ll take a moment Just to feel you touch my face.
Twitt’ring songbird in the branches, Chirping blithely all day long, Sweet thy music, sweet thy lilting, How melodious thy song! Have you never cares or worries? Have you never songless days? Life is short; I’ll take a moment Just to join you in your praise.
Nature’s wonders show us plainly There is One who planned it all, From the smallest insect buzzing To the greatest mountain tall. Everywhere, in all creation, God’s great signature will be; If He cares for all of nature, He will surely care for me.