BEFORE THE WORLD BEGAN
Before the world began
Lord, breathe life
Over the land*
Before there was a heaven or an earth
There was only the blue sea
And in the center of the sea stood a green tree.
And on this green tree sat three doves
And the three doves deliberated
And deliberated as to how the earth should be created:
"Let's dive down to the bottom of the sea
And get a few grains of fine sand
These grains we'll sow
Creating a fertile land.
Let's also get golden stones
These stones we'll toss into the air
Creating the bright heavens.
Oh, the bright heavens, a sun full of light.
Oh, a sun full of light and moon so bright
Oh, a bright moon and bright stars.
Oh, bright stars and shimmering galaxies."