Imagination Is a Tree

"Before all time, love's logic spoke the Word"

Music by Ron Klusmeier
Words by Fred Kaan
Tune Name: BLACK ELK

Lyrics as Poetry

Before all time, love’s logic spoke the Word
that from unordered water, chaos, night,
brought to the fore where ever it was heard
the miracle of ordered space and light.
The scene is set for life and love:
earth underfoot, the sky above.
The scene is set for life and love:
earth underfoot, the sky above.With time in place, into the womb of earth
love sowed the seeds of all that came to be,
a world of hope and neverending birth;
(and at the heart of all there stands a tree!)
The scene is set for life and love:
earth underfoot, the sky above.
The scene is set for life and love:
earth underfoot, the sky above.That tree! Among its leaves the birds shall nest
and children come and shelter in its shade.
The scene is set for somersault and feast,
to celebrate the move love’s logic made.
The scene is set for life and love:
sky underfoot, the earth above.
The scene is set for life and love:
sky underfoot, the earth above.The scene: imagination is a tree,
its roots in-earthed, its branches reaching out.
Imagine life as it is meant to be!
Make people whole, bring peace on earth about!
The scene is set, above, below;
this is the only earth we know.
The scene is set, above, below,
this is the only earth we know.


Words by
Fred KaanCopyright © 1999 by Hope Publishing Company
(Carol Stream, Illinois) for USA and CanadaCopyright © 1999 by Stainer & Bell Limited
(London, England) for all other territories

Season, Theme
or Subject

  • Aboriginal
  • Care, Caring
  • Children∶ music about
  • Creation∶ care of
  • Earth, Earth Day
  • Ecology
  • Ecumenical
  • Environment (care of)
  • First Nations
  • God∶ love of
  • God∶ nature of
  • Hope
  • Nature
  • Tree, Trees
  • Unity

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