We Thank You, God, for Water, Soil, and Air   1 comment

Above:  A Forest in Winter

Image Source = Robert P. VanNatta

(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Douglaswinter.jpg)

Hymn Source = Chalice Hymnal (1995), of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

Words (1973) by Brian Wren

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1.  We thank you, God, for water, soil, and air,

large gifts supporting everything that lives.

Forgive our spoiling and abuse of them.

Help us renew the face of the earth.

2.  We thank you, God, for minerals and ores–

the basis of all building, wealth, and speed.

Forgive our reckless plundering and waste.

Help us renew the face of the earth.

3.  We thank you, God, for priceless energy,

stored in each atom, gathered from the sun.

Forgive our greed and carelessness of power.

Help us renew the face of the earth.

4.  We thank you, God, for weaving nature’s life

into a seamless robe, a fragile whole.

Forgive our haste, that tampers unaware.

Help us renew the face of the earth.

5.  We thank you, God, for making planet Earth,

a home for us and ages yet unborn.

Help us to share, consider, save, and store.

Come and renew the face of the earth.

Posted May 19, 2012 by neatnik2009 in Chalice Hymnal (1995), Nature 1900s

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  1. Pingback: Brian Wren « GATHERED PRAYERS COLLECTED BY KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

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