The Painter of Eternity
The Master Painter, in Autumn’s gold,
chooses colors from a palette bold.
He paints the trees that clap their hands
to spread God’s love throughout the lands.
Brushed-in brown leaves will tell it straight
that everyone sins and tends to hate.
Exquisite red leaves will sing of love
that comes from God who reigns above.
The brightest orange leaves will make all see
that Christ bore all iniquity.
And swirled yellow leaves will give a smile
to be with Him in just a while.
Autumn’s colors are rich to see
the Painter of Eternity.
The trees of the field—forever true—
display God’s love for me and you.
You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace;
the mountains and hills will burst into song
before you, and all the trees of the field
will clap their hands.