Today is the anniversary of the publication of John Milton’s Paradise Lost (1667). So, today’s prayer comes from Book V of that work, when Adam and Eve burst forth in praise of God the Creator.
…..These are thy glorious works, Parent of Good,
…..Almighty, thine this universal frame,
…..Thus wondrous frame: thyself how wondrous then!
…..Unspeakable, who sit’st above the Heav’ns
…..To us invisible, or dimly seen
…..In these thy lowest works: yet these declare
…..They goodness beyond thought, and pow’r divine.