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Scriptures On Earth Care

Earth Ministry’s scripture and sermon ideas National Council of Churches Eco-Justice Working Group Earth Day Sunday worship materials


  • #134 Creating God, Your Fingers Trace
  • #200 To Bless the Earth
  • #201 Praise Is you Right, O God, in Zion
  • #215 Come Sing With Joy to God
  • #220 All People That on Earth Do Dwell
  • #256 Let the Whole Creation Cry
  • #266 Thank You, God, for Water, Soil, and Air
  • #267 All Things Bright and Beautiful
  • #271 Many and Great, O God are Thy Things
  • #272 God of the Sparrow
  • #273 O God the Creator
  • #274 O God of Earth and Space
  • #285 God, You Spin the Whirling Planets
  • #287 God Folds the Mountains Out of Rock
  • #290 God Created Heaven and Earth
  • #291 O God of Earth and Altar
  • #292 All Beautiful the March of Days
  • #293 This is My Father’s World
  • #297 O Lord of Every Shining Constellation
  • #455 All Creatures of Our God and King
  • #458 Earth and All Stars
  • #464 Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee
  • #467 How Great Thou Art
  • #469 Morning Has Broken
  • #473 For the Beauty of the Earth
  • #480 Praise Our God Above
  • #494 Out of Deep, Unordered Water
  • #551 Come, Ye Thankful People, Come
  • #553 For the Fruit of All Creation
  • #554 Let All Things Now Living
  • #556 The World Abounds with God;s Free Grace
  • #558 Come, Sing a Song of Harvest
  • #560 We Plow the Fields and Scatter


Written by PEC Member,  Manley Olson
To the tune, “Morning Has Broken”  Presbyterian Hymnal #469

In a round world, no corners to hide in,
All life connected, part of the whole.
God made but one earth which needs protection.
We face this challenge, we claim this goal.

From space one sees a lovely blue marble,
A floating speck in the star-filled sky.
This was the insight told by the psalmist;
We are but dust, yet seen in God’s eye.

Gone are the days when we could be masters,
Using earth’s gifts for our selfish ends.
Our role today is that of God’s stewards,
To be a church that speaks and defends.

Only our God can create a species.
Can we preserve what God has designed?
When we destroy life, we change the balance
In ways not thought of, with ends not seen.

It’s time we alter our basic outlook
Renounce dominion, give up our pride.
Working with God, restoring creation,
In a round world with nowhere to hide.

Words by Manley Olson. Copyright 1995 (date), Manley Olson, used by permission.

The words of this hymn may be reprinted without special permission in a program or worship service bulletin for one-time use only, provided that the following statement is included:

For other uses please request permission in writing from Manley Olson, 1974 W. Summer St., St. Paul, MN 55113 Presbynet: MANLEY OLSON

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