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O God, This Precious Earth Thou Gave

NOTE: When you read this prayer, try to imagine hearing my voice as I speak
it to you.  In this way, the prayer is reactivated, and it is the same
as if I were actually praying for you at that moment.
(Just like television prayers are reactivated when you watch 
them, although the videotape may have been shot years before.)




PRAYER LYRICS TO "O God, This Precious Earth Thou Gave"

These are the lyrics to my new hymn.  The complete .zip file,
containing lyrics, sheet music, documentation, and MIDI files to
play on your sound card/synthesizer, can be found and downloaded
at http://www.patriot.net/users/bmcgin/envrnhm1.zip



         ENVIRONMENTAL HYMN: "O God, This Precious Earth Thou Gave"

                        Scripture: GENESIS 1:27-28

                   So God created man in His own image;       
                   In the image of God He created him;              
                   Male and female He created them.  
                   Then God blessed them, and God said to them,
                   "Be fruitful and multiply; 
                   Fill the earth and subdue it;                         
                   Have dominion over the fish of the sea,               
                   Over the birds of the air, and over
                   Every living thing that moves upon the earth."

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                   "O God, This Precious Earth Thou Gave"             
                          by William E. McGinnis

                    O God, this precious Earth Thou gave 
                    To us to hold for Thee;
                    Thou gave to us dominion over
                    Land and over sea;
                    Thou gave us mighty power over 
                    Creatures great and small;
                    The Earth: we are responsible        
                    For caring for it all.           
                   
                    But when we look around we find
                    Our damage everywhere;
                    The robins and the sparrows must 
                    Fly through polluted air;
                    The rolling rivers have become 
                    Awash with our debris;
                    The oceans slowly fill with trash
                    Far as the eye can see.

                    The creatures once so plentiful 
                    Can scarcely now be seen;
                    The forests are depleted now 
                    That once were strong and green;
                    Where fish by hundreds once did swim 
                    In rivers pure and clear,
                    The rivers now are toxic gray,
                    And fish do not appear.

                    Forgive us, God, for what we did 
                    In carelessness and haste;
                    We never did intend to cause 
                    Such  damage and such waste;
                    So as in sorrow we repent, 
                    We ask on bended knee
                    To give us, God, the strength now to 
                    Restore the Earth for Thee.
                       
                             Amen.

                 by Rev. Bill McGinnis - Public Domain

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