The earth, O Lord, belongs to thee:
the fertile land, the sky, the sea.
O give us wisdom in our age
to hold in trust our heritage.
Let flowing rivers, deep and clear,
refresh our lives from year to year.
From streams defiled we shall reclaim
a cup of water in thy name.
May every creature in thy care,
that lives on land or soars in air,
behold the sun, the distant shore,
and breathe the breath of life once more.
In city street and country side,
may beauty, life, and health abide.
Lo, all the wastelands of our earth
await the day of second birth.