Tune: Peel Castle, Hymns and Psalms 346
This hymn by Win Walters won first prize in the local section for the 2016 Settle Methodist Circuit Hymn Competition: Theme: The God of Creation.
O, Lord we know that you made everything
Skies, mountains,land,seas,stars and planets too.
All they contain.trees.flowers.fruits and crops.
For these we show our grateful thanks to you.
We know as well you made all living things:
Beasts. Birds and fish, All human beings too.
All made by you to share your lovely world,
And yet we fail to care for it for you.
You made the crops to feed all human folk,
Yet still we have not learned how we must share:
Many grow hungry, while we have enough.
Teach us O Lord how we can show we care.
You made the skills of science and design,
All gifts and talents human hands possess.
some used for good yet others spoil your world,
Causing your children sorrow and distress.
Give everyone the will to make your world
As you intended on creation day.
So all your children in each place and time
Can worship you creator, Lord we pray.
(c) Win Walters, lives in the Yorkshire Dales. She is happy for people to print this hymn for services and non commercial publications etc provided that they print the exact words, and that she is credited. She would be pleased to hear where it is being used