'Yahweh created me when His purpose first unfolded,
before the ...oldest of His works.
From everlasting I was firmly set,
from the beginning, before earth came into being.
The deep' was not, when I was born,
there were no springs to gush with water.
Before the mountains were settled,
before the hills, I came to birth;
before He made the earth, the countryside,
or the first grains of the world's dust.
When he fixed the heavens firm, I was there,
when He drew a ring on the surface of the deep,
when He thickened the clouds above,
when He fixed fast the springs of the deep,
when He assigned the sea its boundaries
—and the waters will not invade the shore—
when He laid down the foundations of the earth,
I was by His side, a master craftsman,
delighting Him day after day,
ever at play in His presence,
at play everywhere in His world,
delighting to be with the sons of men
Now therefore hearken unto me, O ye children
for blessed are they that keep my way." ~♡~