PSALM OF THE TRINITY
A hymn, written by John Bell and Graham Maule (Iona Community/Wild Goose Publications) begins with the words of this psalm. It is a theological reflection on the creation of the world. Like the John Gospel, which refers to the creator Word. There are two verses each about God, the Word, Spirit and Trinity.
- Before all things began, the Word was there:
one Word of life already, at the world's creation;
- for what God was, the Word was also:
rooted and grounded in love, for God is love.
- All creation was made by the Word of God:
all love was shown by God, and by that Word on earth,
- for through him, God spoke to us:
and, by his Word, God said, "I love you".
- The Spirit was there already when all things were created:
your breath moved over the mists at the world's beginning;
- since that Spirit is the Spirit of love:
inspiring and encouraging us all, you are in us always.
- So Creator and Spirit are one:
you've been here since the beginning, and you're also with us,
- in loving and creating you are at work:
your love is in us now, through Word and Spirit.