God who touchest earth with beauty


God, who touchest earth with beauty,
make my heart anew;
with thy Spirit recreate me,
pure and strong and true.

Like thy springs and running waters,
make me crystal pure;
like thy rocks of towering grandeur,
make me strong and sure.

Like thy dancing waves in sunlight,
make me glad and free;
like the straightness of the pine trees
let me upright be.

Like the arching of the heavens
lift my thoughts above,
turn my dreams to noble action:
ministries of love.

God, who touchest earth with beauty,
make my heart anew;
keep me ever by the Spirit,
pure and strong and true.


Words: Mary S. Edgar, 1925

Music: Spiritus Christi, Glen Bernard

Meter: 85 85

Website compiled by Steve Benner, 1999-2003.