Look in wonder, hold in honor
all the beauty of the earth!
World, surrender to her splendor:
God's own blessing for her birth;
sense and savor every color,
every season, sun to star,
see the measure of this treasure,
all we nurture, all we mar.
Every creature by its nature
shares the cycle, life's design,
every human, man and woman
joins the circle, moves the line;
look in horror, look in anger--
these are lifestreams we destroy!
Tree and river gone forever,
bird and flower dead to joy.
In this garden, Eve and Adam
still are given time and place,
ours to cherish, our to nourish,
ocean, water, land and space;
God, unnerve us, God, forgive us:
how we plunder, waster and war!
Give new meaning to earth's greening,
that the beauty thrives once more.