As we see in your creation
creeping things upon the earth,
show us, with the caterpillar,
how to reach a second birth.
As the spider spins her cobweb
patiently to catch a fly,
grant us means to share your message
in the lives of passers-by.
As you granted limbs aplenty
to the peaceful millipede,
make our feet upon the mountains
swift to reach a world of need.
As the beetle digs the dunghill
seeking where its food is stored,
teach us that this world is refuse
set against our loving Lord.