We cannot own the sunlit sky, the moon, the wild-flowers growing,
For we are part of all that is within life’s river flowing.
With open hands receive and share the gifts of God’s creation,
That all may have abundant life in every earthly nation.
When bodies shiver in the night and weary wait for morning,
When children have no bread but tears, and war horns sound their warning.
God calls humanity to awake, to join in common labor,
That all may have abundant life, oneness with their neighbor.
God calls humanity to join as partners in creating
a future free from want o fear, Life’s goodness celebrating,
that new world beckons from afar, Invites our shared endeavor
that all might have abundant life
and peace endure forever.