Throughout Creationtide, 1st September - 4th October, there will be a daily posting of material to help us reflect on the various themes associated with this period in the Church’s year.
The posts will follow a nine day cycle, as follows:-
- Glory of the Cosmos,
- Earth’s Wonders
- Care of the Planet
- Meditation/ Prayer
- Praise & Adoration
- Jesus, the heart of it all
I hope you will find these notes, prayers, hymns and meditations helpful and that you will feel you want to call in on the site each day. You will be very welcome and as many of the items reflect the biggest challenge of our times (notwithstanding Covid 19), I hope you might encourage other like-minded people to join us on this 34 day pilgrimage.
This song, originally written for KS1 and KS 2 children, may help others too in relating the Biblical story to the scientific understanding
The Bible starts with awesome tale,Creation in six days,And then God rests, encouragingA day set by for praise.The marvellous story then goes onWithin a garden fair,Where Eve and Adam struggle toResist the serpent’s dare.
These tales are all by Wisdom shaped,The Ancients taught them well,How at God’s Word creation sprangAnd human beings ‘fell’.Today we know God’s shown us that,There’s further learning still;A whole cosmos from nothing cameThrough God’s almighty will.
It grew from minute particlesTo stars and galaxies,And planets formed round mighty suns:Life came out from the seas.Amazing grace! Now brains and faith and science help us see,God’s blessings on this wondrous path,and love for you and me.
© Trevor Thorn
Quick view here of the score. To obtain pdfs to print from, go to the links shown at the end of the post
To access an A4 pdf of the music score Click Here
To access an A4 pdf of the words for printing Click Here
The ten minute Jesus Prayer sequence runs from here with ten seconds for each language: (click the darker bar at the top of this image to be able to vary the screen size)