Advent! Awake! features Ecumenical reflections on our faith stories, using the Jesse Tree & the O Antiphons.
Today: an original hymn by Emily Hope Morgan. You can find her on Twitter @PresbyEmily
December 1, 2013 — Creation
“When in Creating Our World”
Tune: ABERYSTWTH, Joseph Parry (1876)
Lyrics: Emily Hope Morgan (2013)
Based off Genesis 1:1-2:4
When in creating our world,
God looked out to see the void—
Formless, troubled, dim, & dank
So the Spirit was deployed.
Sweeping through the waters wide,
Covering the hea’vns and earth.
Then the Word, “let there be light,”
Thus came both night and day’s birth.
Dry land from the ocean split.
Vegetables and fruits sprang out.
The moon to rule over night.
Living creatures—hear them shout!
Then God spoke to human beings,
Gave us tasks we under-took:
“Care for earth and living things!”
And then God She called it good.
Thus the universe came forth.
All the stars shone bright in awe.
Then God rested, in God’s time;
Blessed the Sabbath for us all.
Children, listen to this tale,
In your memory devote—
God’s creative, caring heart
From formation gave us hope.
**Creation image from Caryn Talty’s great resource for Jesse Trees found at http://healthy-family.org/free-jesse-tree-advent-patterns/