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Creator God, abundant Life your mark -

Sung at The Operation Noah Service on 4th November 2006 at the start of the Stop Climate Chaos Demonstrations. The last verse of this hymn can be heard briefly in the interview with the Bishop of London on Radio 4
It was entered for the Settle Methodist Circuit hymn competion on the Environment in 2001 and will appear in the book "Environment Praise" (details)

Tune : Sine Nomine the tune to "For all the saints who from their labour rest"

Creator God, abundant life your mark,
You once poured speech into the formless dark
And from those words sprang forth a living spark
Your inspiration - Awoke creation

Throughout this world, in which we live and move,
All that we sense below, around, above
Displays the imprint of your longing love
Its revelation - Throughout creation.

But yet the earth is fractured, frayed and torn,
Poisoned, polluted, ravaged, scarred and worn
Its treasures plundered and its beauties scorned
Our transformation - Of God's creation.

From blight and guilt, we cannot walk away
Our will and actions shape the world today
And ours the greed, insisting on its way,
Whose depredations - Despoil creation.

Come Holy Spirit, challenge mind and heart!
Inspire our living so that we will start
To make those choices which may yet impart
Love's liberation - To your creation.

We pledge to touch all things with holy care
Until your coming Kingdom ends despair
Then all the world will witness and will share
The jubilation - Of healed creation.

© Pat Bennett

Mrs Pat Bennett lives near the North Yorks Moors, N Yorks. She is happy for people to print this hymn for services and non commercial publicaitons etc provided that they print the exact words, and that she is credited. She would be pleased to hear where it is being used . email Pat Bennett

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