The Earth is the Lord's and the fullness thereof
Dear God, enlarge in use our sense of fellowship with the animals.
to whom Thou gave the earth to be a common home before us
and who share with us the toils, trials, and joys of life.
We remember with sorrow that, in the past,
we have often exercised the high dominion of our kind
with ruthless cruelty
so that the voice of the earth
which should have gone up to Thee in song
has so often rise instead as a groan of travail.
May we realizwe that they live not for us alone
but for themselves and for Thee
and that they, too, love the sweetness of life.
Peace of the Lord