640 - For Beauty of Meadows

For beauty of meadows, for grandeur
of tress
For flowers of woods, for creatures
of seas,
For all You created and gave us to share,
We praise You, Creator, extolling
Your care.

As stewards of beauty received at
Your hand,
As creatures who hear Your most urgent command,
We turn from our wasteful destruction of life,
Confessing our failures, confessing our strife.

Teach us once again to be gardeners
in peace;
All nature around us is ours but on lease;
Your name we would hallows in all that we do,
Fulfilling our calling, creating with You.