Lord, I am born! I have built me a body Whose ways are all open, Whose currents run free, From the life that is thine Flowing ever within me, To the life that is mine Flowing outward through me. I am clothed, and my raiment Fits smooth to the spirit, The soul moves unhindered, The body is free; And the thought that my body Falls short of expressing, In texture and color Unfoldeth on me. I am housed, O my Father! My body is sheltered, My spirit has room 'Twixt the whole world and me, I am guarded with beauty and strength, And within it Is room for still union, And birth floweth free. And the union and birth Of the house, ever growing, Have built me a city Have born me a stateWhere I live manifold, Many-voiced, many-hearted, Never dead, never weary, And oh! never parted! The life of The Human, So subtleso great! Lord, I am born! From inmost to outmost The ways are all open, The currents run free, From thy voice in my soul To my joy in the people I thank thee, O God, For this body thou gavest, Which enfoldeth the earth Is enfolded by thee!