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The Earth and All Who Breathe

The earth and all who breathe 
exist through love divine,
who formed the sea, the flowering tree,
the wren, the fragrant pine.
Each woman, man, and child
created from the dust
is called to share creation's care,
a sacred, living trust.

The good, abundant earth
is ours to tend and keep,
yet land lies waste, consumed in haste,
and hungry children weep.
The nations proudly build
new Babels to the sky.
Their bombs destroy creation's joy,
their missiles terrify!

Creation now awaits
humanity's rebirth
at last to claim one common aim?
to nurture life on earth.
Awake, all humankind,
the challenge now embrace,
apply your strength, your voice,
your means, as stewards of God's grace.

NOTE: This hymn text is NOT covered by CCLI.

Ruth Duck
Words © 1992 GIA Publications, Inc., 7404 S. Mason Ave., Chicago, IL 60638

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Product Code: 8689

Collections: Poetry of Grace, The - Ruth Duck

Scriptural Reference: Genesis 2:4b; 1 Peter 4:7-11

Theme: Creation, Nature

Author(s): Duck, Ruth (More Hymns | Biography)

Suggested Hymn Tune: PORT CHICAGO - Hamm, Barbara (More Hymns | Biography)

Poetic Meter: S.M.D. ( (Short Meter Double)

Date Uploaded: Wed Jun 17 09:09:38 2015

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