For creation

I thank you, O God, for the pleasures you have given me through my senses;
for the glory of thunder, for the mystery of music,
the singing of birds and the laughter of children.
I thank you for the delights of colour, the awe of the sunset,
the wild roses in the hedgerows, the smile of friendship.
I thank you for the sweetness of flowers and the scent of hay.
Truly, O Lord, the earth is full of your riches!

Edward King (1829-1910) adapted