With Respect in Creation (anthem)

SATB with piano accompaniment Level: medium/easy Words and music: David Kai Tune: New Denver

A hymn based on the United Church 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.

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.

A licensing fee of $10 allows the copying of this anthem for your congregational choir only. To order, contact David Kai at davidwkai@gmail.com

For sample pages, click on the link below. To watch a video of the hymn version, click here.

With Respect in Creation (anthem sample -compressed).pdf