532. All creatures of our God and King

1 All creatures of our God and King,
lift up your voice and with us sing,
Alleluia, alleluia!
Thou burning sun with golden beam,
thou silver moon with softer gleam:

[Refrain:]
O praise him, O praise him,
Alleluia, alleluia, allelluia! [Refrain]

2 Thou rushing wind that art so strong,
ye clouds that sail in heaven along,
O praise him, alleluia!
Thou rising morn, in praise rejoice;
ye lights of evening, find a voice: [Refrain]

3 Thou flowing water, pure and clear,
make music for thy Lord to hear,
Alleluia, alleluia!
Thou fire, so masterful and bright,
that givest us both warmth and light: [Refrain]

4 Dear mother earth, who day by day
unfoldest blessings on our way,
O praise him, alleluia!
The flowers and fruits that in thee grow,
let them his glory also show: [Refrain]

5 All ye that are of tender heart,
forgiving others, take your part,
O sing ye, alleluia!
Ye who long pain and sorrow bear,
praise God, and on him cast your care: [Refrain]

6 And thou, most kind and gentle death,
waiting to hush our latest breath,
O praise him, alleluia!
Thou leadest home the child of God,
and Christ our Lord the way has trod: [Refrain]

7 Let all things their creator bless,
and worship him in humbleness;
O praise him, alleluia!
Praise, praise the Father, praise the Son,
and praise the Spirit, Three in One: [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: All creatures of our God and King
Author: William Henry Draper (1855-1933)
Author: St Francis of Assisi (1182-1226)
Publication Date: 2013
Meter: 88 44 88 and Alleluias
Scripture: Psalm 145; Psalm 148
Topic: Blessing; Creation and the Environment; Death and Bereavement (5 more...)
Source: Based on St Francis of Assisi (1182-1226)
Tune Information
Name: LASST UNS ERFREUEN
Arranger: Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
Meter: 88 44 88 and Alleluias
Key: D Major
Source: Melody from an Easter hymn in Geistliche Kirchengesang, Cologne, 1623
Copyright: Arrangement: From The English Hymnal, 1906, Reproduced by permission of Oxford University Press. All rights reserved.



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