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A short contemplative service with liturgy and songs


Children of the Earth is a short, quiet order of worship with readings, liturgy, songs, prayer and imposition of ashes. Congregational music includes five chants based on psalms 51, 90, 61 and 62. In a poignant blend of gratitude and humility, we come to witness for one another:

                    We are children of the earth; to the earth we are returning.

                    We are numbering our days, opening our hearts to wisdom.

                    God, from age to age you have been a sanctuary.

                    (From the song "Children of the Earth")


  • 2 pew editions: 8.5"x14" and large print 8.5"x11" tall

  • A fully editable .doc version for your creative customization

  • Annotated leader's edition [download a free copy for review]

  • Sheet music for your music leaders (piano scores, lead sheets, chord charts)

  • Congregational lines for bulletins and projection (jpg)

  • Projection slides for an entirely paperless service

  • Recordings of four psalm songs PLUS instrumental tracks (mp3)


The psalms have a unique place in our worship tradition.


On Ash Wednesday, we pray with the psalmists our wonder at human life and mortality, our longing for renewal, our love for creation and our gratitude for community.

With ashes on our foreheads, we share together the timeless mystery of birth and death. And we engage the rich season of Lent grateful to share the life of Christ.


Children of the Earth (Psalm 90) 

O Tender God, Have Mercy (Psalm 51)

Open Now Our Hearts To Wisdom (Psalm 90) D (no recording)

Hear My Cry, O God (Psalm 61)

In God Alone (Psalm 62)


only $47.00

All materials are delivered as pdf, mp3, jpg and ppt downloads.


Note: You must have a license via CCLI, or to use this service. A license form is included in the package. 

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