Why do the clouds rain?
Why does the sun shine?
Why do the winds blow?
Why does the earth turn?
Be glad when the clouds give us rain
to water our crops and wash our feet
Be ready if the rains fall too hard
and flood the rivers and fields
Be glad the sun shines down
to warm our homes and help plants grow
Be ready if the sun’s too hot
and burns our skin or dries the soil
Be glad the winds are blowing
to spin windmills and spread seeds
Be ready if the winds grow strong
and pull out all our roots
Be glad the earth turns ‘round
to bring always a new day
Be ready if it ever stops
and forces all life to end