Friday, May 04, 2012
Wednesday, May 02, 2012
Look at the World -- with New Eyes
I had never heard this particular piece - Look at the World - before; it was posted on an Episcopal church's website and I wanted to share it with you. In this video, Mr. Rutter's music has been paired with images of the amazing creatures of 'this fragile Earth, our island home', each in its natural (and diminishing) environment.
Click on the link below. Watch. Listen. Bring your reactions to prayer and/or discussion with others.
Look at the World (Lyrics by John Rutter)
Look at the world - everything all around us;
Look at the world and marvel every day;
Look at the world - so many joys and wonders,
So many miracles along our way.
Look at the earth bringing forth fruit and flower;
Look at the sky, the sunshine and the rain;
Look at the hills, look at the trees and mountains,
Valley and flowing river, field and plain.
Think of the spring, think of the warmth of summer
Bringing the harvest before the winter's cold;
Everything grows, everything has a season,
Till it is gathered to the Father's fold.
Every good gift, all that we need and cherish,
Comes from the Lord in token of His love.
We are His hands, stewards of all His bounty;
His is the earth and His the heavens above.
Praise to Thee, O Lord for all creation;
Give us thankful hearts that we may see
All the gifts we share, and every blessing,
All things come of Thee.