2. God Made the Heavens and the Earth

God made the heavens and the earth.
God’s Spirit moved; they came to be.
For when God spoke, there was the light,
And solid ground, and rolling sea.

Lord, all your world’s a precious gift.
You give dominion! Help us share
In your creation’s loving care.

God saw the earth was very good.
God spoke, and life came bursting forth:
The bright green grass, the shaded wood,
And wondrous creatures ‘round the earth.


And soon it was, God spoke again:
In God’s good image we were made,
To fill the earth, and tenderly
To tend the land, and love, and pray.


When I look up and see the stars,
Creation shouts your praise anew.
I humbly ask, “Lord, who am I?”
Yet, we are called to work with you.


Text Information
First Line: God made the heavens and the earth
Title: God Made the Heavens and the Earth
Author: Carolyn Winfrey Gillette (1998)
Publication Date: 1998
Meter: LM with refrain
Scripture: Genesis 1-2; Psalm 8
Topic: Creation; Earth Day/Environment; Stewardship
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Lord, all your world's a precious gift
Copyright: Copyright © 1998 by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette. All rights reserved
Tune Information
Composer: William Batchelder Bradbury (1863)
Meter: LM with refrain
Key: G Major

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