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
Earth – The Brilliance
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.
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.
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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