Loving God, your grace has fashioned
all this rich and lovely world--
mountain splendor, rushing river,
ripened corn to winds unfurled.
Deep within us you have planted
joy in beauty, love of Earth,
sense of awe for your Creation
which has blessed us from our birth.
From our thankfulness and wonder
draw us now to see and do
that which guards, conserves and nurtures
this fair world we have from you.
Grant us selflessness and wisdom;
help us know we're called to be
faithful stewards of creation
in its full integrity.
Earth with all its wealth and beauty
is a home for all to share;
all things living have their purpose
and deserve respectful care.
All earth's people are your children,
born of love, redeemed with pain;
help us live as loving family,
peace and justice to attain.
Teach us how to share your vision
of the world that is to be,
show your love and tell your story,
spread your light that all may see.
Then shall come your New Creation,
peoples shall go forth in peace,
Earth be filled then with your knowledge
as the waters fill the seas.