must have liked us, I say when I see
blossom of the rose and the green of the tree,
of the wing of a bird flitting by,
of the grain and the blue of the sky,
below and the tall pines above,
something about us the good Lord must love.
must have liked us I say when I stand
waves like an army come into the land,
gulls riding high on the crest of the breeze
ducks flying north in their echelon Vís,
slipping down into liquefied gold,
then the great love of the Lord I behold.
must have liked us, I say at the dawn
diamonds of dew gleam and glow on the lawn,
birds from their throats pour the red wine of song
As if life
held no burden of sorrow or wrong;
must have loved us, I whisper just then,
such a world to the children of men.
must have liked us, I say as I pass
of a meadow lark deep in the grass,
Or hear in
the distance the quail calling clear
that his mate and babies are near;
Oh, I say
to myself as His wonders I see,
loves us all or this never would be.