1. The Earth is the Lord's

The earth is the Lord's and the fullness thereof.
Creation reminds us, O God, of your love.
By grace we are learning, as year leads to year,
We're called to be stewards, your caretakers here.

Your rainforests nurture the world that we share.
Your wetlands give animals shelter and care.
Your coral reefs cradle the life of the sea.
You've shown us, in love, what your good world can be.

Too often, O God, we abuse your good earth.
We fail to remember its beauty and worth.
We take from creation much more than we need,
We threaten your world through indifference and greed.

May we be good stewards of all that you give,
Protecting creation wherever we live.
May we be a church that renews and restores
And lovingly cares for this earth that is yours.

Text Information
First Line: The earth is the Lord's and the fullness thereof
Title: The Earth is the Lord's
Original Language: English
Author: Carolyn Winfrey Gillette (2001)
Publication Date: 2001
Meter: 11.11.11.11
Scripture: Psalm 24:1-10; Genesis 1:1-2:25; Psalm 8:1-9
Topic: Creation/Earth Day/Environmnet
Language: English
Copyright: Copyright © 2001 by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette. All rights reserved
Tune Information
Name: ST. DENIO
Meter: 11.11.11.11
Key: G Major
Source: Welsh Folk Melody; Caniadau y Cyssegr (adapted)



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