Hymn: ‘Earth and All Kin’

Hymn: ‘Earth and All Kin’ September 20, 2017

‘Earth and All Kin’ is a hymn for Blessing of the Animals (St. Francis Day), Earth Day, or any Sunday! This hymn captures the creation story of Genesis Chapter 1.  Notice how the lyrics reflect the progression of creation (and evolution, for that matter) in the Genesis story.

“Earth and All Kin”

Lyrics Copyright 2013 by Leah D. Schade (with thanks to the original lyricist, Herbert F. Brokering)

Sung to the tune of “Earth and All Stars” by David N. Johnson

(Permission for use of lyrics in worship is granted with proper attribution.)

(Verse 1)

Photo credit: Leah D. Schade
Photo credit: Leah D. Schade.  All rights reserved.

Earth and all kin!  Loud clapping sea waves!

Sing to the Lord a new song!

Wind through the trees, mountains and green fields,

Sing to the Lord a new song!

Refrain:  Earth contains marvelous things!

I, too, will praise God with a new song!

(Verse 2)

Plankton and krill, colorful coral,

Sing to the Lord a new song!

Seaweed and sponge, seahorse and blue whale,

Sing to the Lord a new song!

Refrain:  Earth contains marvelous things!

I, too, will praise God with a new song!

 

(Verse 3)

bumble bee and flowers
Photo credit: Leah D. Schade. All rights reserved.

Microbes in soil; earthworms and beetles,

Sing to the Lord a new song!

Spiders and bees; ants and all insects,

Sing to the Lord a new song!

Refrain:  Earth contains marvelous things!

I, too, will praise God with a new song!

 

(Verse 4)

Lizards and frogs, reptiles of all scale,

Sing to the Lord a new song!

Eagle and wren; ostrich and penguin,

Sing to the Lord a new song!

Refrain:  Earth contains marvelous things!

I, too, will praise God with a new song!

Photo credit: Ares Hsu. some rights reserved. flickr.com
Photo credit: Ares Hsu. Some rights reserved. flickr.com

(Verse 5)

New lambs in spring; puppies and kittens,

Sing to the Lord a new song!

Horse and giraffe; God-fashioned humans,

Sing to the Lord a new song!

Refrain:  Earth contains marvelous things!

I, too, will praise God with a new song!



Leah D. Schade, EcoPreacher

Leah D. Schade is the Assistant Professor of Preaching and Worship at Lexington Theological Seminary (Kentucky) and author of the book Creation-CrisisPreaching: Ecology, Theology, and the Pulpit (Chalice Press, 2015). 

You can follow Leah on Twitter at @LeahSchade, and on Facebook at  https://www.facebook.com/LeahDSchade/.


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