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Benedicite de Menorca

The Benedicite (also Benedicite, omnia opera Domini or A Song of Creation) is a canticle that is used in the Roman Catholic Liturgy of the Hours, and is also used in Anglican and Lutheran worship.  This version is adapted for the flora, fauna and inhabitants of Menorca. 

O give thanks to our God who is good: whose love endures for ever.

You sun and moon, and constellations of the Mediterranean sky:
Give to our God your thanks and praise.

Sunrise and sunset, night and day:
Give to our God your thanks and praise.

All hills and valleys, sea, lagoons and streams:
Give to our God your thanks and praise.

Encina [1] and Pine, Ullastra [2] and Fig:
Give to our God your thanks and praise.

Chamomile and Fennel, Grasses and Flowers:
Give to our God your thanks and praise.

Medusa and Sea Urchin, Octopus and Crab, all the myriad fish of the sea:
Give to our God your thanks and praise.

Horse and Burro, Cattle and Pig, Sheep and Goat,
Give to our God your thanks and praise.

Rabbit and Hedgehog, Tortoise and Rat:
Give to our God your thanks and praise.

Cat and Dog, Guinea Pig and Hamster
Give to our God your thanks and praise.

Duck and Goose, Chicken and Turkey:
Give to our God your thanks and praise.

Kite and Hoopoe, Gull and Hawk, Pigeon and Sparrow, and all the birds of the air:
Give to our God your thanks and praise.

Farmer and gardener, women, men and children, and all who tend this rich and fertile island:
Give to our God your thanks and praise.

All holy and humble, all rich and poor, all healthy and infirm, workers and those who are retired:
Give to our God your thanks and praise.

All infants and children, teenagers and adults, residents and visitors:
Give to our God your thanks and praise.

All saints and sinners of the Balearic Islands:
Give to our God your thanks and praise.

 

 

[1] Evergreen Oak

[2] Wild Olive

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