Your Substance

I knew your substance
I knew your frame
Before egg met sperm
I called your name

I made each cell
Divide and grow
Not even your mother
Felt what I did know

As each organ formed
As each limb gained length
As each muscle gained
In bulk and strength

You went from ooze
To person at birth
Before others saw you
I knew your worth

Now you have come forth
You must realize
It is I who decide
Who lives and, dies

So, don’t forget
And don’t forsake
To give thanks and praise
With each breath you take

Psalm 139: 15-16 My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.

Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them.