Thank You, God, for Water, Soil and Air

Music by Ron Klusmeier
Words by Brian Wren
Tune Name: ELEMENTS

Lyrics as Poetry

Thank you, God, for water, soil and air,
large gifts supporting everything that lives.
Forgive our spoiling and abuse ofthem.
Help us renew the face of the earth.

Thank you, God, for minerals and ores,
the basis of all building, wealth and speed.
Forgive our reckless plundering and waste.
Help us renew the face of the earth.

Thank you, God, for priceless energy
stored in each atom, gathered from the sun.
Forgive our greed and carelessness of power.
Help us renew the face of the earth.

Thank you, God, for weaving nature’s life
into a seamless robe, a fragile whole.
Forgive our haste, that tampers unawares.
Help us renew the face of the earth.

Thank you, God, for making planet earth
a home for us and ages yet unborn.
Help us to share, consider, save and store.
Come and renew the face of the earth.


Words by
Brian WrenCopyright © 1975 by Hope Publishing Company
(Carol Stream, Illinois) for USA,
Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Copyright © 1975 by Stainer & Bell Limited
(London, England) for all other territories

Scripture Reference

  • John 19:23

Season, Theme
or Subject

  • Air
  • Arts and Sciences
  • Confession
  • Creation∶ care of
  • Earth, Earth Day
  • Ecology
  • Environment (care of)
  • God∶ creator
  • Gratitude
  • Harvest
  • Nature
  • Sin
  • Soil
  • Thanksgiving∶  harvest season
  • Thanksgiving∶  offering thanks
  • Water∶ water in nature

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