Caring for the Earth – A New Carol

Under the impression of the recent conference in Paris, on climate change, the Rt. Rev. Steven Croft, Anglican Bishop of Sheffield, wrote inspired new words, in Advent mood, for the well known hymn The King of Love My Shepherd Is, which you can listen above.

Here are the words of the new Carol:

Creator of our common home
And maker of such wonder
You crafted fire and sky and stone
Dividing seas asunder.

In love you set the earth in space~
In joy ordained its pathway
Filled earth and sea and sky with grace
That we might praise you always.

We turned away your gift of life
Polluted all you gave us
The land was spoiled, we favoured strife
Lives turned away from goodness.

In Bethlehem you gave your Son
Creator in creation
To win us back and call us home
Revealing your salvation.

The Word of God took human form
Eternity in person
Reason and love came to transform
God’s gift for our conversion.

Creator of our common home
Redeemer of such mercy
Sustainer of all life on earth
To you always be glory.

(Source, HERE)

Bishop Steven Croft
Bishop Steven Croft

 

 

 

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