The Glory of Creation

Lord of lords, Creator of all things, God of all things, God over all gods, God of sun and rain, you created the earth with a thought and with your breath.

Lord, we brought in the harvest. The rain watered the earth, the sun drew cassava and corn out of the clay. Your mercy showered blessing after blessing over our country. Creeks grew into rivers; swamps became lakes. Healthy fat cows grazed on the green sea of the savanna. The rain smoothed out the clay walls; the mosquitoes perished in the high waters.

Lord, the yam is fat like meat, the cassava melts on the tongue, oranges burst in their peels, dazzling and bright.

Lord, nature gives thanks, your creatures give thanks. Your praise rises in us like the great river.

Lord of lords, Creator, Provider, we thank you in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

Fritz Pawelzik is from West Africa.


Reformed Worship 16 © June 1990, Calvin Institute of Christian Worship. Used by permission.