Number: 285
Title: God, You Spin the Whirling Planets
Composer: Franz Joseph Haydn, 1797
Author: Jane Parker Huber, 1980
Scripture: Genesis 1 Genesis 2 II Corinthians 5:17-19
Theme: God

1.  God, You spin the whirling planets,
    Fill the seas and spread the plain,
    Mold the mountains, fashion blossoms,
    Call forth sunshine, wind, and rain.
    We, created in Your image,
    Would a true reflection be
    Of Your justice, grace, and mercy
    And the truth that makes us free.

2.  You have called us to be faithful
    In our life and ministry.
    We respond in grateful worship
    Joined in one community.
    When we blur Your gracious image,
    Focus us and make us whole.
    Healed and strengthened as Your people,
    We move onward toward Your goal.

3.  God, Your word is still creating,
    Calling us to life made new.
    Now reveal to us fresh vistas
    Where there's work to dare and do.
    Keep us clear of all distortion.
    Polish us with loving care.
    Thus, new creatures in Your image,
    We'll proclaim Christ everywhere.