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Touch the Earth Lightly

Author: Shirley Erena Murray Meter: Appears in 21 hymnals Scripture: Genesis 2:15 First Line: Touch the earth lightly, use the earth gently Lyrics: 1 Touch the earth lightly, use the earth gently, nourish the life of the world in our care: gift of great wonder, ours to surrender, trust for the children tomorrow will bear. 2 We who endanger, who create hunger, agents of death for all creatures that live, we who would foster clouds of disaster, God of our planet, forestall and forgive! 3 Let there be greening, birth from the burning, water that blesses and air that is sweet, health in God’s garden, hope in God’s children, regeneration that peace will complete. 4 God of all living, God of all loving, God of the seedling, the snow, and the sun, teach us, deflect us, Christ reconnect us, using us gently, and making us one. Topics: Creation; Hunger; Stewardship of Nature Used With Tune: AI HU
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I Sing th'Almighty Power of God

Author: Isaac Watts Meter: D Appears in 442 hymnals Scripture: Genesis 2:1-22 Lyrics: 1 I sing th'amighty power of God that made the mountains rise, that spread the flowing seas abroad, and built the lofty skies. I sing the wisdom that ordained the sun to rule by day; the moon shines full at his command, and all the stars obey. 2 I sing the goodness of the Lord that filled the earth with food; he form'd the creatures with his word, and then pronounced them good. Lord, how thy wonders are displayed where’er I turn my eye, if I survey the ground I tread, or gaze upon the sky! 3 Creatures, as num'rous as they be, are subject to thy care; there's not a place where we can flee, but God is present there. His hand is my perpetual guard, he keeps me with his eye; why should I then forget the Lord, who is forever nigh? Topics: In The Beginning Creator of Heaven and Earth Used With Tune: ELLACOMBE

God whose farm is all creation

Author: John Arlott, 1914-91 Meter: Appears in 31 hymnals Scripture: Genesis 2:7-15 Topics: Harvest; Hymns Specially Suitable for Children; Our Gifts to God; Providence; Thanksgiving Used With Tune: SHIPSTON

God of the Sparrow

Author: Jaroslav J. Vajda Meter: Appears in 19 hymnals Scripture: Genesis 2 Used With Tune: ROEDER

God of Adam, God of Joseph

Author: Fred Kaan, b. 1929 Meter: with refrain Appears in 6 hymnals Scripture: Genesis 2:15 First Line: God, you make us your companions Lyrics: Refrain: God of Adam, God of Joseph, God of sowing, soil and seed, Thank you for your world of promise, Milk and honey, wine and bread. 1 God, you make us your companions, Sharers of your loving cup; Thank you for the generations, Weave of names and threads of hope. (Refrain) 2 May your passion for creation Be reflected in our own; For our role in birth and nurture Make through us your presence known. (Refrain) 3 Thank you for all men entrusted With the charge of fatherhood, And for those who have no children, Yet are parents under God. (Refrain) 4 Abba(Father), God of Joseph, Human Christ whose name we bear, Spirit, womb of life and wisdom, Thank you, God for who we are! (Refrain) Topics: Parent Used With Tune: FARRELL

God Marked a Line and Told the Sea

Author: Thomas H. Troeger Meter: Appears in 3 hymnals Scripture: Genesis 2:15-17 Topics: Law Used With Tune: KEDRON

God in his love for us lent us this planet

Author: Fred Pratt Green, 1903-2000 Meter: Appears in 18 hymnals Scripture: Genesis 2:15 Topics: The Wholeness of Creation Used With Tune: STEWARDSHIP

There in God's Garden

Author: Erik R. Routley, 1917-1982; Király Imre von Pécselyi, c. 1590-c. 1641 Meter: Appears in 14 hymnals Scripture: Genesis 2:17 First Line: There in God's garden stands the Tree of Wisdom Topics: Lent Used With Tune: SHADES MOUNTAIN

Thank You, God for Water, Soil, and Air

Author: Brian Wren Appears in 14 hymnals Scripture: Genesis 2:15 Lyrics: 1 Thank you, God, for water, soil and air, large gifts supporting ev'rything that lives. Forgive our spoiling and abuse of them. Help us renew the face of the earth. 2 Thank you, God, for minerals and ores-- the basis of all building, wealth, and speed. Forgive our reckless plundering and waste. Help us renew the face of the earth. 3 Thank you, God, for priceless energy, stored in each atom, gathered from the sun. Forgive our greed and carelessness of power. Help us renew the face of the earth. 4 Thank you, God, for weaving nature's life into a seamless robe, a fragile whole. Forgive our haste, that tampers unawares. Help us renew the face of the earth. 5 Thank you, God, for making planet earth, a home for us and ages yet unborn. Help us to share, consider, save, and store. Come and renew the face of the earth.

God, You Spin the Whirling Planets

Author: Jane Parker Huber Meter: D Appears in 7 hymnals Scripture: Genesis 2 Used With Tune: AUSTRIAN HYMN


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