We are the stewards of this wondrous earth
With all its teeming life of priceless worth;
In all creation God is thus revealed
In birds and beasts, in forests and each field;
We offer thanks for all of nature’s grace;
For God is present in each time and place.
How dare we then abuse this sacred trust
Because of comfort, pleasure, greed or lust;
Yet endless is our thirst for energy;
We burn resources quite relentlessly;
We have been warned; but madly we proceed
To try to satisfy this frantic need.
With climate warming, ocean levels rise;
Extremes in weather is a loathsome prize;
Deforestation dries the river bed;
Expanding deserts change the green to red;
We can’t stand by and let these crimes persist;
Stop exploitation. Yes; we must insist!
Let us resolve to change the way we live;
Instead of taking extra, let us give;
Call on our leaders; “Take up Nature’s cause.”
We need sustainability in laws;
God is the one who hurts when things go wrong;
Let nature sing aloud its glorious song.
Suggested tune: Finlandia