The Blessing of Water and Light and Air

Music by Ron Klusmeier
Words by Shirley Erena Murray
Tune Name: TE MOANA

Lyrics as Poetry

The blessing of water and light and air,
the blessing of earth and its beauty
and the time to discover
God’s world of joy:
this blessing be given us all.The blessing of friendship and bread to share,
the blessing of music and laughter
and the time to discover
God’s power of love:
this blessing be given us all.The blessing of God who is wholly God,
the blessing of Jesus our Teacher
and the Spirit whose breath
is our life’s own breath:
this blessing be given us all.


Words by
Shirley Erena MurrayCopyright © 1992 by Hope Publishing Company
Carol Stream, Illinois • USA

Audio Sample: Piano

One verse played by Ron Klusmeier

Scripture Reference

  • 2 Corinthians 13:11-14

Season, Theme
or Subject

  • Air
  • Bread
  • Creation∶ care of
  • Creation∶ gift of
  • Earth, Earth Day
  • Ecology
  • Environment (care of)
  • Feast, Feasting
  • Festive, Festival
  • Food
  • Friend, Friendship
  • God∶ love of
  • Human Relationships
  • Jesus∶ teacher
  • Joy
  • Laughter
  • Light
  • Love∶ God's
  • Music, Song
  • Nature
  • Pentecost
  • Relationships∶ relationships with others
  • Spirit
  • Table
  • Teacher, Teaching
  • Time, Seasons
  • Trinity
  • Water∶ water in nature

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