Title: God Folds the Mountains Out of Rock
Composer: Carol Doran, 1985
Author: Thomas H. Troeger, 1985
Scripture: Job 28
1. God folds the mountains out of rock And fuses elemental powers In ores and atoms we unlock To claim as if their wealth were ours. From veins of stone we lift up fire, And too impressed by our own skill We use the flame that we acquire, Not thinking of the Maker's will. 2. Our instruments can probe and sound The folded mountain's potent core, But wisdom's ways are never found Among the lodes of buried ore, Yet wisdom is the greater need, And wisdom is the greater source, For lacking wisdom we proceed To waste God's other gifts on force. 3. Lord, grant us what we cannot mine, What science cannot plumb or chart: Your wisdom and your truth divine Enfolded in a faithful heart. Then we like mountains richly veined Will be a source of light and flame Whose energies have been ordained To glorify the Maker's name.