May 1, 2013

Praying through Hymns | Touch the Earth Lightly

I heard this song in Chapel and instantly fell in love with it. This is also the second song I've posted with words by Shirley Erena Murray - I kind of have a full-fledged crush on her hymns. So beautiful! It's a wonderfully appropriate hymn for spring time as the earth is waking up again. Touch the Earth Lightly is a beautiful hymn and I hope to embody it's words and spirit. 

Our little plant babies are starting to grow!

Touch the Earth Lightly 
Words by Shirley Erena Murray

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.

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!

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.

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.

Enjoy the Earth Today! 

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