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1967 : THINK OF A WORLD WITHOUT ANY FLOWERS

For centuries hymns have expressed praise for creation, and encouraged people to respect. Admire and marvel at the wonders and beauty of the natural world. Doreen Newport (1927-2004) was a 20th century hymnwriter, whose hymn ‘Think of a world without any flowers’ contributed to this group of hymnody. The hymn encourages awareness and thankfulness for all aspects of the environment – the natural world and its fauna and flora, people and communities – and to regard them all as products of divine creation.
The hymn was first published in 1967 in the hymnal Dunblane Praises, and can be sung to two tunes: THINK OF A WORLD and GENESIS.

The tune GENESIS, by Graham Clifford Wescott.

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