Cape May lighthouse, Cape May, NJ
I strolled along a summer shore,
The chilly foam from breaking waves,
Soothed my aching feet,
I saw a bright, red glowing sun,
Try to hide — where sky and ocean meet.
No artist could create this scene,
A brilliant sky with shades of red, orange, purple, and blue
And then two squawking gulls reminded me,
“Go home — it’s getting dark.”
They were right, of course, — but did they have to be so rude?
The sun dipped below the sea — and colors faded into night,
But the gulls were wrong! — For soon I saw another light,
A silver glow — and even waves reflected back,
This soft fluorescent gleam.
An ocean breeze brushed past my back,
The moon in front to guide,
And then I heard my soul cry out —
How excellent are your ways:
“When I consider your heavens, the works of your fingers,
The moon and stars which you have ordained,
What is man that you are mindful of him
And the son of man that you visit him?”
How excellent are your ways, O, Lord
How excellent are your ways.
Serenity? — Sharing a peaceful moment with God.
What Is Man
(Nancy sings all three parts)