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from J-Walking:  Songs For Justice Walkers


"Green World"

Sometimes the earth and its beauty
Hits me so hard that it almost hurts
God you are some kind of artist
And I'm a big fan of your handiwork
When I see a pastel sunset
Its like God is signing God's name
Another magnificent one of a kind worth more
than this whole world could pay

(Chorus)
God made this green world green
Air and water clean
We come from the earth, and to earth we shall return
Let's go back to Genesis 2 and relearn
Humans are here in the garden to serve
And service is the purpose of God-given power
We are more the earth's than earth is ours
We are more the earth's than earth is ours

When God gave dominion to humans
You know I don't think that God ever had in mind
A license to take the earth prisoner
And lock her in chains made of dollar signs
The earth and its fullness is Yahweh's
Stamp that verse on our property rights
That means that the land is not ours to exploit --
Its just ours to take care of for a while

(Chorus)

There's a demon named 'corporate pollution'
And its minions reach deep in the government
And some folks just mimic Rush Limbaugh,
Saying, "There's no crisis in the environment"
But God knows we're wounding this planet
One Styrofoam cup, one acid rain drop, one toxic waste dump,
one oil tank spill, one SUV war, one trip to the store at a time…
And maybe its time we disciples of Christ work harder to live greener lives…



Credits:

Music & Lyrics By Bryan Sirchio

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