4. 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!
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 so wild and 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!
O praise him, O praise him!
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

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,
O praise him, O praise him!
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

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!
O praise him, O praise him!
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

5 All ye who are of tender heart,
forgiving others, take your part.
Sing his praises, Alleluia!
Ye who long pain and sorrow ear,
praise God and on him cast your care!
O praise him, O praise him,
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

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:
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, praise 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
Translator: W. H. Draper, 1855-1933
Author: St. Francis of Assisi
Publication Date: 1985
Meter: LM with additions
Topic: Processional Hymns; In The Beginning: Creator of Heaven and Earth
Language: English
Notes: Now Public Domain
Copyright: Trans. copyright © 1926 by J. Curwen & Sons, Ltd., used by permission of G. Schirmer, Inc., U.S. agents
Tune Information
Name: LASST UNS ERFREUEN
Harmonizer: R. Vaughan Williams (1906)
Meter: LM with additions
Key: E♭ Major
Source: Auserlèsene…Geistliche Gesänge, (Cologne, 1623), (melody in), in this form from 1635
Copyright: Harmonization from the "English Hymnal," used by permission of Oxford University Press
Notes: Now Public domain in the U.S.



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