I was looking for a song to sing at an interfaith Earth Day event. Let us sing with our planet emerged.
Our planet is on an unpredictable journey. We don’t know where we are going.
Everything is connected.
So what can we do?
We have a chance to place our intention: to add our voice and actions to a lessening of suffering.
To sing with the plants and animals and rocks and water and all of us humans and our cultures and all the rest of the living world and all the rest of Gaia.
To sing with our planet (which includes ourselves — a good place to start singing).
To sing with all the different musics and musicians we can perceive.
To sing not as a disciplined choir, but as group working toward something that’s greater than its parts. To sing with everything and for everything.
Let us Sing with our Planet
lyrics and music by Rick Ferriss
Let us sing with our planet, as we travel along,
with our many companions, and our stories and songs.
With our love and our anger, with our laughter and fear,
let us sing with our planet, let us sing while we’re here.
Now some voices are quiet, and some voices are strong,
but when we sing together, all our voices are one.
In a great congregation, or only alone,
let us sing with our planet, let us sing for our home.