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6. 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:

O praise him, O praise him,
alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

2 Thou rushing wind that art so strong,
ye clouds that sail in heav'n 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 flow'rs and fruits that in thee grow,
let them his glory also show. [Refrain]

5 All you with mercy in your 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 hath 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
Title: All creatures of our God and King
Translator: William Henry Draper, 1855-1933
Author: St. Francis of Assisi, 1182-1226
Publication Date: 2000
Meter: 88 44 88 and Alleluias
Scripture: 1 Peter 2:21-22; 1 Peter 5:7; Psalm 55:1-2
Topic: Harvest Festival; Joy, Praise and Thanksgiving; MORNING (3 more...)
Source: "Cantico di Frate Sole"
Language: English
Notes: Now Public Domain
Copyright: © J. Curwen & Sons Ltd.
Tune Information
Arranger: Ralph Vaughan Williams, 1872-1958
Meter: 88 44 88 and Alleluias
Key: D Major
Source: "Geistliche Kirchengesang," Cologne (1623)
Copyright: © Oxford University Press from the "English Hymnal"
Notes: A higher setting will be fond at No. 758

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