December 16, 2018 — Prayer from Joy to the World

Joy to the earth, the savior reigns; let all their songs employ;
while fields and floods, rocks, hills and plains repeat the sounding joy.                              Joy to the World Isaac Watts

God, may we repeat
the sounding joy —
joy, joy, joy, joy, joy, joy,

by protecting the rainfoest,
saving your endangered creatures
letting tears cool the oceans,

for the thorn of our misuse
infests the ground,
and we need a blessing
to turn back our long cursing,
into joy, joy, joy, joy.

So may we now employ our songs
to seek the deep harmony
of the music of the earth
which is always by birthright –

joy, joy, joy, joy, joy, joy.

amen

Pohutukawa-Christmas tree

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