I Have Known God

Because I have known God
In little things,
In brook-song and a bird’s
Bright wings,
In low-voiced whisperings
Among the pines;
Because I’ve followed Him
Along a narrow path that winds
Through silent wooded places;
Because I’ve found His heart
Wrapped deep within the petals
Of a flower; because I’ve walked
With Him by day,
And felt His presence
Through the star-flecked night;
In that quiet hour
When I kneel to pray
Before an altar’s candlelight,
I find He is more truly mine
In the blest bread and wine!