A song for worship on Earth Day.

Great Sand Dunes National Park, Colorado (Photo: Ada Mae Compton)

Today is Earth Day, and it is Sunday. I think that’s a nice combination, and I wonder how many priests and pastors will think the same. Whether you believe in an Intelligent Designer or chalk it up to a lengthy series of cosmic accidents, please take a moment to be thankful today for the Earth on which we live.

My master and I don’t go to church these days, but we still have a place to worship: The Earth is a sanctuary, a cathedral. Please take a moment to watch the video and listen to the song below– and leave me a note to tell me about your favorite place to worship.


Here are the lyrics to “My Cathedral” by Chris Rice:

Sequoia National Forest, California (Photo: Ada Mae Compton)

Sweetest days of childhood,
Playing in the deep woods,
Stomping through the creek
and feeling oh-so-much alive.
We’re camping in the forest,
We join the cricket chorus,
Hum our songs of gratitude
around a crackling fire.
Out here in the stillness,
I found my house of worship
with column trees and canopy of stars,
Here in my cathedral.
It was beneath the blue skies,
I ran down to be baptized,
I felt the river wash me clean
and dried beneath the sun.

Statue at the public library's rooftop garden in Edmonds, WA. (Photo: Ada Mae Compton)

To this day believing
I’m wide awake or dreaming,
Scan the ancient sky
and understand where I belong.
Cause out here in the stillness,
I find my house of worship
with column trees and canopy of stars,
Here in my cathedral.
This is where I find my soul,
Out where holy men of old
first knelt in soil
and thanked You for the rain.
Wrote the songs that filled the air,
Harold angels sang their prayer,
out beneath your darling constellations.

Absaroka Beartooth Wilderness, near Red Lodge, MT (Photo: Ada Mae Compton)

Let me off and wander,
Robin song and thunder,
Surrounding me with stained glass leaves
that change with every breeze.
Out here in the stillness,
I find my house of worship
with column trees and canopy of stars,
Here in my cathedral.

 I hope you have a great worship time today, humans, and I hope that you are able to make a connection between why you are here on this planet and why this planet is here for you.

About adamaecompton

just a three-legged rescue dog, bloggin about critical citizenship, the environment, and all sorts of literacy.
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8 Responses to A song for worship on Earth Day.

  1. debra snell says:

    Woof Day + Earth Day=a beautiful life

  2. pa church says:

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  3. Sally G says:

    Ada Mae, you are a great photographer. Enjoyed the video, too.

  4. Jane says:

    It is always a pleasure to see an email arrive from Ada Mae, Though mankind is destroying the earth, in the end “All shall be well”

  5. Bassas Blog says:

    Beautiful! Thank you for sharing this.

  6. Russel says:

    Thanks, Ada! My favorite cathedral is any forest with a stream and a hiking trail.

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