Songs of Creation

“Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke? Isaiah 58:6

At Renew Our World, we believe worship is powerful. Worshipping God transforms our hearts and minds to be more like Christ. It inspires us to deepen our love and concern for our neighbours. Especially our neighbours suffering poverty and environmental disasters in the changing climate. As we worship our Creator, we join in God’s mission to renew all creation. God calls us to put justice at the heart of our worship.

Here are some suggestions for contemporary worship songs, traditional hymns and liturgical resources to help us worship God. Please use them as part of your Renew Our World worship service. We pray they will help us think about Creation Care through our worship.

Contemporary Worship Songs

These are worship songs that either directly or indirectly speak into creation and justice themes.

All Things New – Rich di Castiglione

Creation’s King – Graham Kendrick Paul Baloche

All Creation – Brian Doerksen Steve Mitchinson

Creation Calls – Brian Doerksen

10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord) – Jonas Myrin Matt Redman

Great Are You Lord – David Leonard Jason Ingram Leslie Jordan

Yes And Amen – Chris McClarney Nate Moore Tony Brown

Tremble – Andres Figueroa Hank Bentley Mariah McManus Mia Fieldes

Everlasting God – Brenton Brown Ken Riley

Faithful One – Brian Doerksen

I Stand Amazed (How Marvelous) – Charles Hutchinson Gabriel Chris Tomlin

At Your Name – Phil Wickham Tim Hughes

So Will I (100 Billion X) – Benjamin Hastings Joel Houston Michael Fatkin

Crags And Clay – Lisa Gungor Michael Gungor

The Earth Is Yours – Michael Gungor

Build Your Kingdom Here – Rend Collective

As The Deer – Martin Nystrom

All Heaven Declares – Noel Richards Tricia Richards

Indescribable – Jesse Reeves Laura Story

Let Everything That Has Breath – Matt Redman

Beautiful – Phil Wickham

Let Their Be Light – Scott Ligertwood, Matt Crocker, Joel Houston, Brooke Ligertwood, Michael Guy Chislett, Jonas Myrin

God Of Justice -Tim Hughes

Let Justice Roll – David Ruis

Seek Justice Love Mercy – Chris Rohman Doug McKelvey Matt Hammitt Seth Mosley

Will Justice Reign – Kathryn Scott

Every Blade Of Grass – Judy MacKenzie Dunn (All ages song for children and former children!)

 

You can find a Youtube playlist of these songs here.

 

Liturgies

Creation Tide has produced some excellent liturgies which can be found here. There are also discussion materials to help you discuss these issues in small groups which can be found here.

If you would like daily reflections sent to you throughout Creationtide you can sign up to the EcoChurch Southwest list. Participants will be sent a message every day with a biblical passage, prayer or reflection, questions and stories of creation care.

The Diocese of Guildford has also produced a liturgy for Creationtide which you can find here.

 

Traditional Hymns

All creatures of our God and King – Paraphraser: William H. Draper; Author: St. Francis of Assisi

O Worship the King all glorious above – Robert Grant 

For the beauty of the earth – Folliott Sandford Pierpoint 

How Great Thou Art – Stuart K. Hine 

All Things Bright and Beautiful – Cecil Frances Alexander

Jesus is Lord, Creation’s voice proclaims it – David Mansell

The God who set the stars in space – Bishop Timothy Dudley-Smith

 

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