Melody: Back to Roth's Song Index By: Cat Faber On: Bin There, Dun That (available from Julia West)
You can tell it on the mountain, in the valley far below,
But you needn't tell the craftsmen what they already know,
From the author at her keyboard to the woodwright at his lathe
Every act of creation is an act of faith!
From the rancher mending fences with the wire she has wound,
To the farmer on his tractor putting seed-corn in the ground,
In this world of fear and anger, it's easy to destroy,
Every act of creation is an act of joy.
So we make our art and music, though we know it will be flawed,
Yet in striving to do better, we are reaching out to God.
We are reaching for perfection, it's not beyond our scope;
Every act of creation is an act of hope.
Though you work with words or music, living things or stone or glass,
If you don't love what you're making, it will never come to pass.
From the drawings of a child, to the works of God above,
Every act of creation is an act of love.