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19 June 2010

Canticle of the Sun (The Heavens Are Telling The Glory of God) [Marty Haugen]


The heavens are telling the glory of god,
and all creation is shouting for joy,
come, dance in the forest, come play in the field
and sing, sing to the glory of the Lord.
Sing to the sun, the bringer of day,
he carries the light of the Lord in his rays,
the moon and the stars, who light up the way unto your throne. (Refrain)

Praise to the wind, that blows through the trees,
the seas mighty storms, the gentlest breeze,
they blow where they will, they blow where they please, to please the Lord. (Refrain)

Praise to the rain that waters our fields,
and blesses our crops, so all the earth yields,
from death unto life her myst'ry concealed, springs forth in joy. (Refrain)

Praise to the fire, who gives us his light,
the warmth of the sun to brighten our night,
he dances with joy, his spirit so bright, he sings of You. (Refrain)

Sing to the earth, who makes life to grow,
the creatures You made to let Your life show,
the flowers and trees that help us to know the Heart of Love. (Refrain)

Praise to our death, that makes our life real,
the knowledge of loss that helps us to feel,
the Gift of Yourself, Your Presence revealed to bring us home. (Refrain)

Composer: Marty Haugen (1980)

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