Suddenly a new door opens
Suddenly an old door closes
Eyes of a baby beautiful,
So bright at birth,
Then another’s, once vibrant for years, closed forever;
There is no surprise in heaven
No sudden thing to rise up
No sudden thing to fall down.
The One who knows the end from the beginning
Encircles the Throne with songs of celebration, of triumph
Joy at each new life birthed,
Each soul who receives new life as a most holy gift
Who drinks from the deep cup of salvation
Who daily embraces the Cross of the only Messiah
And steps whole heartedly along the new narrow path,
Death to the world
New life in God.
Suddenly the sun is brighter
Air fresher, sky bluer, the stars more spectacular
The earth more beautiful
Its inhabitants more precious.
He looks upon others differently
Sees much of their beginning,
Development, forces that shape
And their common end;
Sings for each a prayer
A song of salvation heard far above.
The new heart is enlarged by each
New love bursts the seams with more.