I GAZE into the starry heavens;
I understand the brightness of the stars,
When I can see in it
God's guidance of the world, so full of wisdom.
I gaze into mine own heart:
I understand the heart's beat,
When I can sense in it
God's guidance of the world, so full of goodness.
I understand nothing of the starlight
And also nothing of the heart-beat
If I do not see God and sense Him.
And God has wisely guided
My soul into this life;
He will lead it also to ever renewed lives.
Thus speaks he who can think aright,
And every year that one longer lives
Speaks more of God and soul-eternity.