In lovingkindness You have redeemed us again and again,
In lovingkindness You brought forth Your creatures before Adam,
and not one was afraid;
In lovingkindness You instructed Noah to build an ark
and save each kind from among Your creatures.
Neither are we so hardhearted as
to believe that the earth was created
for us alone...
Out of the dark and out of formlessness
You brought forth life;
Teach us to know Your greatness by Your creatures,
That Your tender mercy is upon them all,
Teach us to live likewise
So that every living creature,
Every beast of the field and fowl of the air
May praise You, and our voice be among them.