Hymns

Join in the hymn of all creation!


Below on this page are a variety of new hymns, some shared exclusively here on www.LetAllCreationPraise.org, which incorporate themes of caring for creation.


List by Hymnals of Selected Hymns with an Environmental Focus

Here are pages highlighting some hymns in denominational hymnals. This list is intended to give you an idea of the breadth of hymnody with creation imagery that is already present in the hymnals you use!

Lutheran Hymnals

Presbyterian Hymnals

United Church of Canada Hymnals

United Methodist Hymnal

Earth Ministry also has a wonderful hymn bibliography of Creation Care Hymns.


Newly Written Hymn Texts with an Environmental Focus

These below are available free for reproduction, with proper acknowledgement. 

 If you have a text to submit and be posted, please share it! 


NEW! Norman Habel, who initiated the movement to include the Season of Creation in the church year, has shared his compilations of hymn texts. 
He wrote these hymns as an invitation to listen to and sing with the Earth as a sanctuary for God's presence.
Volume 1 has "Songs for celebrating with creation"
Volume 2 has "Songs to share with those who suffer"
Volume 3 has "Songs to explore the mysteries of evolution and ecology"
Also labeled as
Volume 3 is a separate set of "Songs to support the Eco-Reformation and On-Going Earth-Care"

Hear Us Pray is a new tune and text shared with us by Chris Erickson of Lakeville, MN.  Click on the title for the print copy or on this link to hear how the tune sounds (with some beautiful images).

Visit http://www.carolynshymns.com/lect_earthcare.html to find a treasure trove of wonderful hymns celebrating creation by Carolyn Winfrey Gilette, co-Pastor of Limestone Presbyterian Church in Wilmington Delaware. There are some by specific themes and occasions, as well as biblical citations, with possible use on general Sundays or with the Season of Creation.  Versions formatted with music are also available on request.

Hymn by Rob Monath Within Creation -- available as a beautiful video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3v4EFZ2itYY


Hymn by Leah Schade, with thanks to the original hymnwriter Herb Brokering Earth and All Kin


Hymn by Susan Zencka for Four Directions Sunday in the Season of Creation

We Come From North, South, East, and West

 

Song celebrating earth, by the Rev. Elinor (Ellie) Stock, Presbyterian pastor in St. Louis, MO.

Read the lyrics Let the Earth Breathe or hear the song at www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLOrz3FIOs0 May be downloaded and used with attribution.