With Respect In Creation

(All Creation Groans)

A hymn based on the United Church "A New Creed" and Romans 8, calling for the care of creation. This hymn received an honourable mention for the United Church’s Earth Day Sacred Song Contest and the Pax Christi Chorale hymn competition.

Words and music: David Kai Tune: New Denver

All creation groans as earth, our fragile home, turns in paths that lead to devastation,

Fish and bird and tree, threatened until we will live with respect in creation.

Skies and seas and land, created for God’s plan, not for our own selfish domination,

Drought or rising sea threaten until we will live with respect in creation.

All creation sighs, we hear the Spirit’s cries, calling for rebirth and restoration,

warmth for every heart, healing of each part that lives with respect in creation.

All creation sings, let fields and forests ring, as we make this holy declaration,

Mountains, lakes, rejoice, joining every voice, to live with respect in creation,

We’ll live with respect in creation.

To watch the sample video, click here.

To download the lyrics, click here.

To download the lead sheet version, click here.

To download the accompaniment version, click here.

An SATB anthem version is also available. For a licensing fee of $10, you can copy the anthem for your choir. To see a sample of the anthem, click here.

For more information, contact David Kai at davidwkai@gmail.com