Réchetthaerielle's Creation hymn

heard in Kenyan's Lamp

 

We saw the world's first morning dance
across the blood-red sky.
We saw the hands of Architaedeus
teach the birds to fly.
We saw the sons of Adam born—
the sons of Adam die.
And through it all, we sang and laughed,
and over all, we cry.

He gave the garden of the Feie
the morn the earth was born.
And when, by sin, man broke His heart,
 the world was rent and torn.
But since no law did break the Feie,
 the Feielanns were restored.
And through it all, we sang and laughed,
and over all, we mourn.

        Ah-h-h, the delights of the world He gave!
        Ah-h-h, the joys of the Feie!
        Oh-h-h, the beauties of the earth He gave!
        Oh-h-h, how blest are we!

For love of Architaedeus,
our service we supply.
The Feielanns are His garden blest,
 of earth, of water, sky—
We shall secure the land He gave,
until He calls us nigh.
And through it all, we sing and laugh—
        through it all, we sing and laugh—
        through it all we sing and laugh,
and after all, we die.

 

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