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436. All Creatures of Our God and King

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

Oh, praise him! Oh, praise him!
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

2 O rushing wind and breezes soft,
O clouds that ride the winds aloft:
Oh, praise him! Alleluia!
O rising morn, in praise rejoice,
O lights of evening, find a voice. [Refrain]

3 O flowing waters, pure and clear,
Make music for your Lord to hear.
Oh, praise him! Alleluia!
O fire so masterful and bright,
Providing us with warmth and light, [Refrain]

4 Dear mother earth, who day by day
Unfolds rich blessings on our way,
Oh, praise him! Alleluia!
The fruits and flow'rs that verdant grow,
Let them his praise abundant show. [Refrain]

5 O ev'ryone of tender heart,
Forgiving others, take your part,
Oh, praise him! Alleluia!
All you who pain and sorrow bear,
Praise God and lay on him your care. [Refrain]

6 And you, most kind and gentle death,
Waiting to hush our final breath,
Oh, praise him! Alleluia!
You lead to heav'n the child of God,
Where Christ our Lord the way has trod. [Refrain]

7 Let all things their Creator bless
And worship God in humbleness.
Oh, praise him! Alleluia!
Oh, 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
Author: Francis of Assisi, 1182-1226
Translator: William H. Draper, 1855-1933
Publication Date: 1982
Meter: 888 888 and alleluias
Topic: Creation; Praise and Adoration
Language: English
Notes: Now Public Domain
Copyright: Text: Copyright 1926 J. Curwen & Sons. Used by permission.
Tune Information
Meter: 888 888 and alleluias
Key: D Major
Source: Geistleiche Kirchengesang, Koln, 1623
Copyright: Arrangement: Arr. and Harm. by Ralph Vaughan Williams. From the "English Hymnal" by permission of Oxford University Press.
Notes: Now Public Domain

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