copyright 1993 Patricia M. Shannon
(can be sung to the tune of "Holy, Holy, Holy"
As I go out a-walking in the forest peaceful,
climbing up the mountain trail until I reach the top,
looking o'er the valley I feel a sense of wonder
rising within me, filling all my soul.
How wonderful is nature, tiny lifeless atoms
bring forth the multitude forms of all life.
We are one of many, sharing genes with one-celled beings,
dependent upon the interwoven web of life.
We have developed powers of terrible destruction,
wiping out whole species that used to roam the earth,
Threatening the whole earth with utter devastation,
blithely ignoring what we don't want to know.
It is our own choice which path we choose to follow;
do we love our children enough to change our ways?
Will we change our pattern of long-term self-destruction?
History says "No", but we can prove it wrong.