Academic journal article Anglican Theological Review

Hymn for the Creation

Academic journal article Anglican Theological Review

Hymn for the Creation

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Father, who made the night and day By spinning earth upon its way, And, after all of that, made us, We praise your work as glorious. Creator of creation, praise Will honor you throughout our days!

Lest we forget you made the earth, Quicken in us that second birth Which gives us eyes to see in all The glory there before the Fall. Creator of creation, we Will then restore because we see.

Much has been marred; help us repair The marks of damage everywhere, The scars of folly, smears of greed; Help us make use at one with need. Creator of creation, lend Your grace and power to help us mend.

And where we have destroyed, forgive; Help us to help all species live And thrive to their and our own health. Teach us that life is greatest wealth. Creator of creation, thus May you protect and prosper us.

Stewards of your esteemed estate, We tend your garden as we wait, Gladly plying the pruning knife, Hoping for resurrected life. …

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