What’s more imperative for us than awe,
Feeling astonished at our being here,
Seeing a universe of natural law,
Acknowledging all living beings as dear?
The wonder of this view inspires praise
In those who recognize the miracle
That underlies a universe which plays
A vital role that’s anything but dull.
This living universe has given birth
To us and everything the cosmos wide,
A treasure of incalculable worth,
A truth to be acknowledged, not denied.
Discovering how to live accordingly—
In awe—is our responsibility.