The Blind Sower
A reading from the Book of Proverbs, chapter 8,
verses 22 - 31
The Lord created me first of all
The first of his works, long ago
I was made in the very beginning
At the first, before the world began.
I was born before the oceans
When there were no springs of water;
I was born before the mountains,
Before the hills were set in place,
Before God made the earth and its fields
Or even the first handful of soil
I was there when She set the sky in place,
When She stretched the horizon across the ocean,
When She placed the clouds in the sky.
When She opened the springs of the ocean
And ordered the waters of the sea to rise no further than She said.
I was there when She laid the earth's foundations;
I was beside Her like an architect;
I was Her daily source of joy,
Always happy in Her presence
Happy with the world
And pleased with the human race.
Book of Proverbs (adapted)