Shades of Purple, Shades of Blue
DIX 18.104.22.168.7.7 (“For the Beauty of the Earth”)
Shades of purple, shades of blue, green and yellow, orange, red—
Noah and his family, too, saw the rainbow overhead.
God, Creator, high above you displayed your sign of love.
Soon new life was springing forth, filling land and sea and air.
God, you chose to bless the earth with the promise of your care–
And your promised love extends far beyond our human friends.
In the rainbow, you were clear: every living thing has worth.
You love every creature here on this planet we call Earth.
God, forgive when we destroy gifts from you that bring you joy.
May your church begin to see In that rainbow high above:
We are daily called to be stewards of this world you love.
Since the earth is dear to you, may we treat it kindly too.
Biblical Reference: Genesis 9: 8-17
Tune: Conrad Kocher, 1838, Abr. William Henry Monk, 1861.
Text: Copyright © 2012 by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette. All rights reserved.