God Who Brings the Cleansing Rain

Fresh morning dew on a Water Horsetail (Equisetum fluviatile) by Luc Viatour / http://www.Lucnix.be. Photo via Wikimedia Commons

God Who Brings the Cleansing Rain
by Lisa Ann Moss Degrenia
Meter 77.77
Suggested tune: THE CALL
(United Methodist Hymnal #164)

God who brings the cleansing rain
Saturate our thirsty bones
With the milk of mercy sweet
With the blood that brings us home

God who rules the fiery sun
Kindle now our brittle hearts
Set ablaze our tender lives
Forge our ways till sin departs

God who rides the winds of change
Anchor us against its wrath
Set our face toward holy ends
Fix our walk upon your path

God who sends the silent snows
Quiet us against your breast
Cover us with hope-filled wings
Whisper soft your word of rest

God who steps into our time
Take away this needless fear
Turn our lives to songs of praise
Play us for your world to hear

© 2010 Lisa Ann Moss Degrenia
You are welcome to use this work in a worship setting with proper attribution. Please contact Lisa for information and permission to publish this work in any form. Lisa is especially interested in collaborating with someone to set this text to music.

For another original hymn text on creation themes entitled Bless Christ Through Whom all Things are Made, click here

This text is one of four of Lisa’s original hymn texts found in Courageous Spirit: Voices from Women in Ministry

This is the third of four creation themed worship resource posts in honor of Sunday’s Earth Day rallies and celebrations. For more information on the Christian understanding of the care of creation, click here.

1 thought on “God Who Brings the Cleansing Rain

  1. Pingback: Worship Resources for Earth Day, April 22 | Turning the Word

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