On the occasion of COP 26 and thereafter….
( cf Psalm 40 from v 9, Matthew 5 1ff James 2 etc)
CM – e.g Stracathro, University, Lyngham, Martyrdom, but choose according to the mood of the service.
1) When nations gather, Earth will cry
As those ground down will shout
For God gave the despised a voice
No door can keep them out.
2)Though riches block ears; blindfold eyes;
the razor wire of wealth
imprisons those it would protect
endangers all life’s health
3)Our home’s beset with what we’ve done
compounded and unjust
with rising seas and choking air
a crisis of mistrust
4) The blessing in plain sight is this:
to hear and heed with haste
Christ’s disregarded pioneers:
lest God’s good Earth be waste.