Sing green for the good sweet earth
for creations birth, for sky and sea,
sing green for the shining air, for the maker’s care
for the life in you and me!

Sing green, and don’t let the rainbow fade,
sing green, and cherish the world god made!

Sing green to the acid rain,
to the water’s poisoned flow,
sing green when the callous kill, when the creatures die
in the driftnet death below.

Sing green, and don’t let the rainbow fade,
sing green, and cherish the world god made!

Sing green to the plastic plague,
to the fumes of traffic’s wake,
sing green, let our vote be noted, our voice be heard
for our dying planet’s sake.

Sing green, and don’t let the rainbow fade,
sing green, and cherish the world god made!

Sing green — let the dolphin leap!
Let the bird still sour and sing,
sing green for the love of life, for the love of peace,
let there be a returning spring!

Sing green, the covenant waits our nod,
our hands recover the hand of god.

Sing green for the good sweet earth
for creations birth, for sky and sea,
sing green for the shining air, for the maker’s care
for the life in you and me!

Shirley Murray, Alleluia Aotearoa no. 119

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