Uh oh …

On my way back in to the afternoon session of the House of Bishops, I picked up the “Song Book” for the “Community of Bishops Fall 2007.” That is how 815 is referring to the House of Bishops – in fact, all the signs around the hotel says “Community of Bishops” and I thought it was just a hotel-thing, but no, that’s what 815 is calling the House now – the “Community of Bishops.”

One of the official hymns of the “Community of Bishops” is this one:

Mothering God

Mothering God,
you gave me birth
in the bright morning of this world.
Creator, source of every breath,
you are my rain, my wind, my sun.

Mothering Christ, you took my form,
offering me your food of light,
grain of life, and grape of love,
your very body for my peace.

Mothering Spirit,
nurturing one,
in amrs of patience hold me close,
so that in faith I root and grow
until I flower, until I know.

Here’s another one (to be sung at the Eucharist, no less):

All creatures of the our God, sing praise,
with thankful hearts your voices raise
O sing praises! Alleluia!
O Brother Sun with golden beam,
O Sister Moon with silver gleam!

Dear Mother Earth, who day by day
unfolds our blessings on our way
O sing praises! Alleluia!
The flow’rs and fruit that in you grow,
let them God’s glory also show!