Let black-eyed susan, cornflower, daisy
turn their faces to the sun, sing hallelujah.
Let maple, oak, and cedar hum along, give
thanks by giving home to deer and squirrel.
Let the turtle give thanks to the pond,
let the pond give thanks to the rain.
Let the hawk give thanks to the high sky,
let the mouse give thanks to the tall grass.
Let robin, cardinal, mocking bird praise
the rising heat of day.
Let soft-winged bat and owl praise
the coming cool of night.