600. All Creatures of Our God and King

1 All creatures of our God and King,
Lift up your voice and let us sing;
Alleluia! Alleluia!
Bright burning sun with golden beam,
Pale silver moon with softer gleam,
O praise him! O praise him!
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

2 Great rushing winds that are so strong,
White clouds above that sail along,
O praise him! Alleluia!
Fair rising morn, with praise rejoice;
O stars of evening, find a voice!
O praise him! O praise him!
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

3 Swift flowing water, pure and clear,
Make music for your Lord to hear,
Alleluia! Alleluia!
Fierce fire so masterful and bright,
Providing us both warmth and light,
O praise him! O praise him!
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

4 Dear mother earth, who day by day
Unfolds rich blessings on our way,
O praise him! Alleluia!
The flow'rs and fruits that in you grow,
Let them his glory also show!
O praise him! O praise him!
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

5 All you that are of tender heart,
Forgiving others, take your part.
Sing his praises! Alleluia!
All you that pain and sorrow bear,
Praise God, and on him cast your care!
O praise him! O praise him!
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

6 And you, most kind and gentle death,
Waiting to hush our final breath,
O praise him! Alleluia!
You lead back home the child of God,
Where Christ our Lord the way has trod:
O praise him! O praise him!
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

7 Let all things their Creator bless
And worship him in humbleness!
O praise him! Alleluia!
Praise God the Father, praise the Son,
And praise the Spirit, Three-in-One:
O praise him! O praise him!
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

Text Information
First Line: All creatures of our God and King
Title: All Creatures of Our God and King
Italian Title: Laudato sia Deo mio Signore
Translator: William H. Draper, 1855-1933 (alt.)
Author: St. Francis of Assisi, 1182-1226
Meter: LM with additions
Language: English
Publication Date: 2003
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ;
Topic: Celebrations; Creation; Eternal Life/Heaven (5 more...)
Copyright: Tr. © 1923, renewed, J. Curwen & Sons. Used by permission of G. Schirmer, Inc. U.S./Canadian agent
Notes: Now Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: LASST UNS ERFREUEN
Meter: LM with additions
Key: D Major
Source: Auserlesene Catholische Geistliche Kirchengesänge Cologne, 1623



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