Where Are the Voices for the Earth?

a cry for respecting the health and protection of the earth

Music by Ron Klusmeier
Words by Shirley Erena Murray
Tune Name: CHEMAINUS

Lyrics as Poetry

Where are the voices for the earth?
Where are the eyes to see her pain,
wasted by our consuming path,
weeping the tears of poisoned rain?Sacred the soil that hugs the seed,
sacred the silent fall of snow,
sacred the world that God decreed,
water and sun and river flow.Where shall we run, who break this code?
Where shall tomorrow’s children be,
left with the ruined gifts of God,
death for the creatures, land and sea?We are the voices for the earth,
we who will care enough to cry,
cherish her beauty, clear her breath,
live that our planet may not die.


Words by
Shirley Erena MurrayCopyright © 1999 by Hope Publishing Company
Carol Stream, Illinois • USA

Scripture References

  • Genesis 2:1-25
  • Genesis 7:9

Season, Theme
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  • Children
  • Creation∶ care of
  • Earth, Earth Day
  • Ecology
  • Environment (care of)
  • Nature
  • Pain
  • Peace
  • Suffering

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