706. 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!
O burning sun with golden beam
And silver moon with softer gleam:
Alleluia! Alleluia!
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

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

3 O flowing waters, pure and clear,
Make music for your Lord to hear.
Alleluia! Alleluia!
O fire so masterful and bright,
Providing us both warmth and light,
Alleluia! Alleluia!
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

4 Dear mother earth, who day by day
Unfolds rich blessings on our way,
Alleluia! Alleluia!
The fruits and flow'rs that verdant grow,
Let them God's glory also show.
Alleluia! Alleluia!
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

5 O ev'ry one of tender heart,
Forgiving others, take your part,
Alleluia! Alleluia!
All you who pain and sorrow bear,
Praise God and cast on God your care.
Alleluia! Alleluia!
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

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

7 Let all things their Creator bless,
And worship God in humbleness,
Alleluia! Alleluia!
Oh praise 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
Italian Title: Laudato si, mi Signor
Author: Francis of Assisi, 1182-1226
Translator: William H. Draper, 1855-1933 (alt.)
Meter: LM with alleluias
Language: English
Publication Date: 2016
Topic: Praise
Tune Information
Name: LASST UNS ERFREUEN
Harmonizer: Ralph Vaughan Williams, 1872-1958
Meter: LM with alleluias
Key: D Major
Source: Geistliche Kirchengesänge, 1623



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