Eco-Church Songs

School mural, Greytown, New Zealand

Songs for Earth Sunday and Season of Creation are here!

George Stuart writes inclusive language lyrics to use with familiar tunes.

Have a look on George’s website (click here) for numerous songs focusing on God in creation/nature, the environment and our stewardship thereof. Each song has a link to listen to the tune.  George has created an easy-to-use website full of usable hymns for today’s church.

This planet’s destiny, life in its beauty
Rests with the choices we make every day;
We have the burden, we have the solemn duty
To guard tomorrow, so children can play.

 From the song, Climate in our hands

 

 Tune Russian Hymn

Click here for music and printable lyrics.

This wondrous universe tells of God’s glory,
Endless in space and forever in time;
We are astonished when we contemplate its story
We have a place in this myst’ry sublime.

This planet’s destiny, life in its beauty
Rests with the choices we make every day;
We have the burden, we have the solemn duty
To guard tomorrow, so children can play.

Consuming energy; burning resources;
Climate is changing and sea levels rise;
Deserts expanding; more weather’s fiercest forces;
This is our fate; it should be no surprise!

Changes to industry and to our life-style
Can welcome nature to heal and repair;
Living again in the bountiful and fertile,
God is again to be found everywhere.

Click here for music and lyrics to print.

Tune Nun Danket 

It is our Mother Earth
To whom we owe allegiance,
For ever since our birth
She’s shared from her abundance;
The air we need for breath,
The plants we need for food,
Cycles of life and death,
All have our gratitude.

From oceans, lakes and streams,
We draw much from their waters;
They are where nature dreams
Of bearing sons and daughters.
Then to the air and skies,
With energy and glee,
She moves with grace and flies
With polished artistry.

So how can we but grieve
When we observe pollution,
And not try to achieve
Some rehabilitation?
Repulsive is the sight
Of dirty, pois’nous slime,
Of smog that hides the light.
We must reverse this crime!

Let us avoid the doom;
We know that nature’s bleeding;
We must let flowers bloom;
We should heed all the pleading
To change what we all do,
To stop inflicting harm,
And so help to renew
All nature’s fragile charm.

Other titles include:

God is in nature
God in nature’s cycles
God – The life force
Climate change
Climate is warming
Stewards of climate
Nature’s beauty
Nature’s harsh harmony
Wonder and radiance
In each and every process
With thankful hearts
We stand in awe