Hymn from Bali

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On January 1, 2012 I received news of the Hymn from Bali from Henning Hansen, Webmaster of IFEH and shared some thoughts with him and others receiving the news:

What a wonderful greeting it was to receive on January 1, 2012 a song celebrating World Environmental Health Day from Indonesia and performed on September 26, 2011 in Indonesia, Bali. What a moving rendition by the Environmental Health Students of that country. The lyrics inquire of a future world and invites a genuine commitment to a healthy planet for us all. The hymn reminded me of a very popular song performed by Ed Ames around 1970 on the ‘global destruction’ themes of the day, titled “Who Will Answer?” [RCA Victor 9400]. The 1970’s song had nine verses, including the following ‘who will answer’ question (verse 8):

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