This song uses the famous speech of Chief Seattle as a text. The themes of respect and honour are complemented by a beautiful tune and simple accompaniment.
The earth does not belong to us,
We belong to the earth.
All things are connected
like the blood that unites one family.
We do not weave the web of life
We are but a strand in the web of life.
And what we do to the web,
we also do to ourselves.
The earth is precious to God.
To harm the earth is to harm its Creator.
Every part of the earth is sacred to my people.
One thing I know; our God is the same God.
The earth does not belong to us
we belong to the earth.