636. Each little flower that opens

1 Each little flow’r that opens,
Each little bird that sings;
God made their glowing colors,
And made their tiny wings.

Yes, all things bright and beautiful,
All creatures great and small,
And all things wise and wonderful
The Lord God made them all.

2 The purple headed mountains,
The river running by,
The sunset and the morning
That brighten up the sky. [Refrain]

3 The cold wind in the winter,
The pleasant summer sun,
The ripe fruits in the garden -
God made them ev’ry one. [Refrain]

4 The tall tress in the green-wood,
The meadows where we play,
The flowers by the water,
We gather ev'ry day. [Refrain]

5 God gave us eyes to see them,
And lips that we might tell
How great is God Almighty,
Who doeth all things well. [Refrain]


Text Information
First Line: Each little flower that opens
Author: Cecil Frances Alexander
Publication Date: 1961
Meter: 7. 6. 7. 6. with refrain
Scripture: Genesis 1:31; Nehemiah 9:6
Topic: God In Nature
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Yes, all things bright and beautiful
Notes: St. 4, line 3, st.4, line 4, alt.
Tune Information
Meter: 7. 6. 7. 6. with refrain
Key: G Major or modal
Source: Danish folk song (adapted)

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