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355. All Creatures of Our God and King

1 All creatures of our God and King,
lift up your voices, let us sing:
alleluia, alleluia!
Bright burning sun and golden beams,
pale silver moon that gently gleams,
alleluia, alleluia, alleluia,
alleluia, alleluia!

2 Great rushing winds and breezes soft,
you clouds that ride the heavens aloft,
O sing now, alleluia!
Fair rising morn, with praise rejoice,
stars nightly shining, find a voice:
alleluia, alleluia, alleluia,
alleluia, alleluia!

3 Swift flowing water, pure and clear,
make music for your Lord to hear,
alleluia, alleluia!
Fire, so intense and fiercely bright,
you give to us both warmth and light,
alleluia, alleluia, alleluia,
alleluia, alleluia!

4 Earth ever fertile, day by day
unfold your blessings on our way,
O sing now, alleluia!
All flowers and fruits that in you grow,
God's glory let them also show:
alleluia, alleluia, alleluia,
alleluia, alleluia!

5 All you with mercy in your heart,
forgiving others, take your part,
alleluia, alleluia!
All you that pain and sorrow bear,
praise God, and cast on God your care:
alleluia, alleluia, alleluia,
alleluia, alleluia!

6 And even you, most gentle death,
waiting to hush our final breath,
O sing now, alleluia!
You lead back home the child of God,
for Christ our Lord that way has trod:
alleluia, alleluia, alleluia,
alleluia, alleluia!

7 Let all things their creator bless,
and worship God in humbleness,
alleluia, Alleluia!
Praise God the Father, praise the Son,
and praise the Spirit, Three-in-One:
alleluia, alleluia, alleluia,
alleluia, alleluia!

Text Information
First Line: All creatures of our God and King
Title: All Creatures of Our God and King
Original Language: Latin
Author: Francis of Assisi (1182-1226)
Translator: William Henry Draper (1855-1933) (alt.)
Meter: LM with Alleluias
Publication Date: 1998
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ;
Topic: Praise of God; Repentance; Song of creation
Copyright: © 1923 (renewed) by J. Curwen & Sons, Ltd. Reprinted by permission of G. Schirmer, Inc. (ASCAP)
Notes: Now Public Domain.
Tune Information
Harmonizer: Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
Meter: LM with Alleluias
Key: D Major
Source: Geistliche Kirchengesänge, Köln, 1623
Copyright: Harm. © Oxford University Press.
Notes: Higher key 344; Alt. setting 231

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