How is it that on Earth life first began,
That inorganic turned into organic,
According to some deep implicit plan
Creating creatures miniscule and titanic?
Good Orderly Direction underlies
The evolution of the universe,
Designing all that’s destined to arise,,
Which from its teeming womb it will disburse.
Are we the highest creatures to evolve,
Or will we meet a species that’s superior
Who’d make us wise and all our sins absolve
Before we grow deject and wearier?
But hark! Just such a One’s already come,
Whose counsel in our ears we need to drum.