Music United and Moderator Mardi Tindal are delighted to announce the winners of the Moderator’s Earth Day Sacred Song Contest.
Sharing first place are “It Is Good” by Carol Grolman of Garibaldi Highlands, BC, and “Give Back to the Earth” by Jack Witmer of Delaware, ON. “With Respect in Creation” by David Kai of Ajax, ON, receives the honourable mention.
The judges note, “It has been an interesting, challenging, and humbling privilege to choose the winner of the song contest for Music United and the Moderator’s Earth Day Challenge. We were inspired by the care and creativity given to the challenge by the 28 submissions!”
Copies of the music and lyrics follow. A service for Earth Day is also available on The United Church of Canada Earth Day page.
Congratulations to the winners, and thank you to all who participated!
First place winners
- “It Is Good!” by Carol Grolman [PDF: 3 pp/89 KB]
- “Give Back to the Earth” by Jack Witmer [PDF: 12 pp/627 KB]
- “With Respect in Creation” by David Kai [PDF: 4 pp/136 KB]
Copyright note: Each composer retains copyright of his/her song with the understanding that The United Church of Canada has the right to use the song in perpetuity within the denomination, including for projection. For any other uses, you must contact the composer directly.