Maker of earth and sea and sky
1 Maker of earth and sea and sky,
Creation’s Sovereign lord and king,
Who hung the starry worlds on high
With hands that shaped the sparrow’s wing;
Bless the dumb creatures in our care,
And listen to their voiceless prayer.
2 For us they toil, for us they die,
These humble creatures thou hast made;
How shall we dare their rights deny,
On whom Thy seal of love is laid,
Teach thou our hearts to heed their plea,
As Thou dost man’s in prayer to thee.