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Earth Care Corner - A Prayer for Our Earth

posted Mar 16, 2017, 1:15 PM by Teri Marshall   [ updated Oct 4, 2018, 7:56 AM ]

Earth Care Prayer

The St. Michael Parish Earth Care Team offers this prayer for your reflection.  You might pray it every day this week.


Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee

Joyful, joyful, we adore Thee
God of glory, Lord of love
Hearts unfold like flow'rs before Thee
Op'ning to the Sun above
Melt the clouds of sin and sadness
drive the dark of doubt away
Giver of immortal gladness
fill us with the light of day

All Thy works with joy surround Thee
Earth and heav'n reflect Thy rays
Stars and angels sing around Thee
center of unbroken praise
Field and forest, vale and mountain
Flow'ry meadow, flashing sea
chanting bird and flowing fountain
call us to rejoice in Thee

First two verses of the lyrics by Henry van Dyke for the tune Ode to Joy by Lugwig van Beethoven, taken from the Wikipedia website.

 

St. Michael Parish Earth Care Team is looking for new members to be a part of our team.  Meetings are generally held quarterly; dates vary.  If you are interested in becoming a member or learning more about the Earth Care Team, please contact Dave Smith at smithd86@msu.edu or contact the parish office at 517-627-8493.

St. Michael ECT – Bob Brown, Larry Doyle, Fr. Jim Eisele, Jim Hamilton, Hollie Huhn, Teri Marshall, Dave Smith.