We go forward and around
In the cycles of the Earth;
The seasons in their sequence
With death that leads to birth.
Sowing limits what we harvest;
Giving shapes what we receive;
Words send out our hurts and loving
And define what we achieve.
O God of sky and God of Earth,
We honor your presence
Within us and beyond.
God of sky and God of Earth
Your bright presence we explore
Deep within us and beyond
All our reason’s structured lore.
1. How liberated are those who have learnt to let go;
They shall experience the mystery of God.
(i) How happy are those who have learnt to let go;
They shall discover the Christ within.
We come from the Cosmos that birthed our Earth;
Each part of that process still nurtures Earth.
Our home is this planet that we call Earth.
For Earth is God the Presence adorned in cosmic flesh,
The shadow of the mystery who is both host and guest.
When skin becomes the surface of the earth
And veins the braided rivers’ strands;
When breath is soft as tender forest moss
Our hearts reflect the Spirit’s spacious lands.
As leaves that softly fall to earth
We let go of hate and fear.read more
I will walk the circle of the Earth,
Breathe its stillness,
Dance its center,
Flow in the waters of its womb.
Who is our neighbor? That’s the question:
Who is this person we’re to love?
The one across the street? Or next door?
Or in the apartment up above?
When beauty casts its glow,
When children play in snow
I softly shout for joy!