O God of heaven, we give thee thanks
O God of heaven, we give thee thanks. Anastasia Van Burkalow* (1911-2004).
This four-stanza hymn, dated 1973, captures beautifully Anastasia Van Burkalow’s passion for the planet she had spent a lifetime studying:
O God of heaven, we give thee thanks for all thy gifts of light:the brilliance of the sun by day, the moon and stars by night;and that most gracious Light of lights, our Savior and our King,who came the night of sin to end, eternal day to bring.
O God of earth, we give thee thanks for making earth so fair;for plains and mountains, lakes and streams, for sky and sea and air.O God of life, we give thee thanks for grass and herb and tree,for living creatures of all...
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