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Above:  Bass Clef

Image Source = http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:FClef.svg

Ruth Duck is Professor of Worship at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, Evanston, Illinois.

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Creative God, You Spread the Earth:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2012/05/19/creative-god-you-spread-the-earth/

Colorful Creator:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2011/01/27/colorful-creator/

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Posted May 19, 2012 by neatnik2009 in Sources D

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Creative God, You Spread the Earth   1 comment

Above:  A Field

Image Source = Luc Viatour

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

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

Words (1991) by the Reverend Ruth Duck, United Church of Christ

http://ruthduckhymnist.net/

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1.  Creative God, you spread the earth with life in many forms:

the deer and elk and columbine, the bee in humming swarms.

Forgive us for each flow’r and bird now vanished by our hand.

Teach us to treat with loving care the creatures of the land.

2.  The planet teemed with living things before all human birth,

and even fire and beasts of prey renewed the life of earth.

Forgive us, that the last to come, we threaten sea and air.

Teach us to tend life’s fragile web with wise and tender care.

3.  O playful God, you fill the field with lavender and blue.

You paint the bird with indigo, with red or tawny hue.

Forgive us that we grieve your heart, destroying what you do,

and teach us simpler, gentler ways to live on earth with you.

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

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Colorful Creator   4 comments

Greek Music Lesson, 510 B.C.E.

Image Source = Wikipedia

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

Words (1992) by the Reverend Ruth Duck (United Church of Christ), Professor of Worship at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary (United Methodist), Evanston, Illinois

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1.  Colorful Creator, God of mystery,

thank you for the artist teaching us to see

glimpses of the meaning of the commonplace,

visions of the holy in each human face.

2.  Harmony of age, God of list’ning ear,

thank you for composers tuning us to hear

echoes of the Gospel in the songs we sing,

sounds of love and longing from the deepest spring.

3.  Author of our journey, God of near and far,

praise for tale and drama telling who we are,

stripping to the essence struggles of our day,

times of change and conflict when we choose our way.

4.  God of truth and beauty, Poet of the Word,

may we be creators by the Spirit stirred,

open to your presence in our joy and strife,

vessels of the holy coursing through our life.

Posted January 27, 2011 by neatnik2009 in Chalice Hymnal (1995), Community and Country 1900s

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