Acts of Creation
Lyrics and melody ©1993 by Catherine Faber
Arrangement © 2000 by Arlene "Callie" Hills, Bob Esty,
and Sue Esty
You can tell it on the
mountain, in the valley far below,
But you needn't tell the craftsmen what they already
From the author at her keyboard, to the woodwright at his
Every act of creation is an act of faith!
From the rancher mending fences with the
wire she has found,
To the farmer on his tractor putting seed-corn in the
In this world of hate and anger, when it's easy to
Every act of creation is an act of joy!
So we work on art and music, though we
know it will be flawed.
Yet in striving to do better, we are reaching out to
We are reaching for perfection, and it's not beyond our
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
From the paintings of a child, to the works of God
Every act of creation is an act of love.