The garden of the world, the paradise we share,
the greening of all life is dying in our care,
the covenants we made are rendered null and void,
the garden that is God's, dishonored and destroyed.
New prophets tell the signs of fire, flood and storm,
now all creation groans as nature changes form,
and yet we will not change, though ice floes melt away,
though creatures lose their homes in desolation's day.
The poor and the displaced must struggle more than all
when hope and harvests fail, when drought has taken toll,
when air is poisoned breath, when water does not flow,
earth's children bear the cost, earth's planting cannot grow.
The callous face of greed, the trading of the powers
will fuel and will feed a lifestyle such as ours.
We pray for one more chance to tend to earth's repair!
The greening of all life is dying in our care.