For World Environment Day
wild brumbies quench their thirst.
Along the riverbanks the birds build nests,
magpies make their voices heard.
wine to make people happy,
Their faces glowing with health,
a people well-fed and hearty.
God’s trees are well-watered—
the eucalypts he planted.
Birds build their nests in those trees;
look—the kookaburra at home in the treetop.
Lizards climb about the cliffs;
wombats burrow among the rocks.
The moon keeps track of the seasons,
the sun is in charge of each day.
When it’s dark and night takes over,
all the owls and bats come out.
What a wildly wonderful world, God!
You made it all, with Wisdom at your side,
made earth overflow with your wonderful creations.
Oh, look—the deep, wide sea,
brimming with fish past counting,
whales and sharks and dolphins.
the whole countryside in bloom and blossom.
Let God enjoy his creation!