Roar the waves, the water praising
God who saves; and from beneath
creatures rise in shapes amazing
to our eyes -
he gives them breath:
God who set the plants blazing
hold us yet in life or death.
Cries a bird at break of morning -
music heard when life began;
Christ was there at day's first dawning,
Son to share a Father's plan:
Jesus, born our hope and warning,
shall return - the Son of Man.
Sing the trees, the branches calling
in the breeze; the Spirit's song
sweeps the grass, the flowers falling,
Look! he passes all along;
wing of God whose strength appalling
mock the proud and bends the strong.
Sound the praise of God the Father,
voices raise to Christ the Son;
in the Spirit Christians gather -
speak his merit everyone:
not in vain words glory - rather
tell again what God has done!