Re: This scientist's verse

From: George Murphy (
Date: Mon Oct 14 2002 - 21:42:48 EDT

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    John W Burgeson wrote:
    > In the course of adding some material today to my web site, I included
    > the following under "quotations" in section 11.
    > This scientist's verse: Psalm 27:4 -- "One thing have I desired of the
    > Lord,
    > that I will seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all
    > the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and
    > to enquire in his Temple."
    > I would be interested in what other verses ASA LISTSERV members find
    > useful or descriptive as pertaining to science, our common profession.
    > The phrase "enquire in his temple" above means, to me, to celebrate
    > investigations into the world in which He has placed us, for in so doing
    > I belive we honor him as the unseen (but not unperceived) force that
    > holds it all together. In so doing, I also believe, we do "behold the
    > beauty of the Lord."

    Several years ago the ASA sold a card with a picture of the
    inscription over the Great
    Door of the Cavendish Laboratory at Cambridge, the Latin of Ps.111:2:
    "The works of the
    Lord are great, sought out of all them that have pleasure therein."


    George L. Murphy

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