Forgive, O Lord, our sins so great:
of your good gifts, our grave misuse,
by which your earth we desecrate
and deadly perils help produce.
For foul pollution of our air,
of water, land - so long ignored -
for simply being unaware
of damage done, forgive us, Lord.
Have mercy on us, Lord, we pray,
for blight of nature's wondrous art:
that we your providence betray
we would confess with shameful heart.
Help us use well for human need
your rich resources, lest they be
exhausted by our sin and greed.
While time remains, Lord, hear our plea.