Hymns responding to Dr Michael Morecroft’s Seminar for Bramhall Methodist Church Climate Change Series

Pre-meeting hymn text

Stewards of creation living in tension, 
part of the system, care for the earth, 
all of us partners, all are God’s creatures, 
sisters and brothers, all bearing worth.

Building resilience, valuing difference, 
interdependence; learning to share 
all that this planet holds for existence, 
senses attuned, alert and aware.

Constantly changing, facing our future, 
each ecosystem valued and healed, 
knowing as partners, God’s fellow workers, 
earth’s re-creation future-proofed, sealed.

Andrew Pratt 10/5/2021
Words © 2021 Stainer & Bell Ltd, London, England copyright@stainer.co.uk . Please include any reproduction for local church use on your CCL Licence returns. All wider and any commercial use requires prior application to Stainer & Bell Ltd
Metre: 10.9.10.9
Tune: BUNESSAN
 
Hymn responding to Dr Michael Morecroft
Principal Climate Scientist, Natural England

Called to be partners with God in creation, 
stewards of the biosphere, what can we do?
How can we work with the land as it’s changing, 
working more flexibly, alter our view. 

Here with a climate that’s moving, evolving, 
summers are drier, but winters more wet, 
storm, drought and flood, matched with wildfire, erosion, 
raising the question how great is our debt?

Help us to learn how to live with each species, 
neighbours to share with our planetary store.
Earth has a cycle, a sensitive balance, 
ours to care fairly, destroy or restore. 

God infuse learning, respect for creation, 
give us humility, channel your grace; 
all earth’s resources are precious, yet finite, 
help us to value all life in this place.

Andrew Pratt 12/5/2021
Words © 2021 Stainer & Bell Ltd, London, England copyright@stainer.co.uk . Please include any reproduction for local church use on your CCL Licence returns. All wider and any commercial use requires prior application to Stainer & Bell Ltd
Metre: 11.10.11.10
Tune: STREETS OF LAREDO

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Andrew Pratt

Andrew Pratt was born in Paignton, Devon, England in 1948.

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