Holy Ground

In the story of Moses standing before God, and becoming aware that he is on holy ground, we learn that there is nowhere and no time the Creator is not near.

Music by Gordon Light
Words by Gordon Light
Tune Name: HOLY GROUND

Lyrics as Poetry

Walk gently on the earth,
holy ground.

Light be our footsteps on the path,
holy ground.

This earth, a dwelling for each kind,
it is not ours alone.
We share the soil, the seas, the winds,
this is our common home.
Walk gently on the earth,
holy ground.

The beauty born of God’s own dream,
holy ground.

Meadow, mountain, pond and stream,
holy ground.

Woodland, thicket, furrow, den,
where fox and sparrow nest.
The marsh reeds bending in the wind,
on which the blackbird rests;
The wonders of this world we sing:
holy ground.

Leaf and stem, rose and thorn,
holy ground.

Winter frost and summer storm,
holy ground.

The seed that lies in wait for spring,
the fields that ache for fall;
the newborn child; old failing eyes,
the bones that bid farewell;
The pattern of all life transformed,
holy ground.

Walk gently with each other,
holy ground.

Each creature is our sister, brother,
holy ground.

We cannot find our peace alone,
but only as we share;
Be ours the will to walk as one,
God give us hearts to care;
Walk gently with each other,
holy ground.

Comments About Song

by Author & Composer
GORDON LIGHT


In the story of Moses standing before God, and becoming aware that he is on holy ground, we learn that there is nowhere and no time the Creator is not near.

All faith traditions tell us that the earth – it’s creatures, it’s times and seasons – is holy ground. Christian teaching includes the understanding that all creation is the Incarnation, the meeting place in which we experience the presence of the Holy One.

Indigenous peoples teach that the earth, it’s waters, plants and creatures invite us into relationship, generously providing for our needs. We are called to approach creation with humility and respect.


ADDITIONAL NOTE: “Holy Ground”
is one of 15 original selections found on
“Earth Beneath Your Feet”, one of the many
Common Cup Company CD recordings.

                                         Audio Sample for:       "Holy Ground"

This sample is the song in its entirety from Common Cup Company's CD, "Earth Beneath Your Feet".

Scripture References

  • Genesis 1
  • Genesis 1:1-2:4
  • Exodus 3: 1-6
  • Job 38
  • Psalm 65
  • Psalm 104
  • Matthew 5: 1-13
  • Matthew 6:25-33
  • John 1

Season, Theme
or Subject

  • Creation∶ season of
  • Earth's Abundance∶ gratitude and respect for
  • Earth, Earth Day
  • God∶ constant presence of
  • Humility
  • Thankful Living

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