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100. 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,
O praise him, O praise him,
alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

2 Swift-rushing winds that art so strong,
and clouds that sail in heaven along,
O praise him, alleluia;
fresh-rising morn, in praise rejoice,
and lights of evening, find a voice,
O praise him, O praise him,
alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

3 O flowing water, pure and clear,
make music for thy Lord to hear,
alleluia, alleluia!
O fire, so masterful and bright,
providing us with warmth and light,
O praise him, O praise him,
alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

4 Dear mother earth, who day by day
unfold rich blessings on our way,
O praise him, alleluia!
All flowers and fruit that in you grow,
let them his glory also show;
O praise him, O praise him,
alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

5 And everyone of tender heart,
forgiving others, take your part,
O praise him, alleluia!
All who long 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 latest breath,
O praise him, alleluia!
You lead to heaven the child of God,
and 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, 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
Author: Francis of Assisi, 1182-1226
Paraphraser: William Henry Draper, 1855-1933
Publication Date: 1999
Meter: 88.88 and alleluias
Scripture: ; ; ;
Topic: Adoration and Praise; Blessing; Creation (10 more...)
Source: Based on "Laudato sia Dio mio Signore" the 'Canticle of the Sun'
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: LASST UNS ERFREUEN
Arranger: Ralph Vaughan Williams, 1872-1958
Harmonizer: Ralph Vaughan Williams, 1872-1958
Meter: 88.88 and alleluias
Key: D Major
Source: 'Geistliche Kirchengensang', Cologne, 1623
Copyright: Music and arrangement from the "English Hymnal" by permission of Oxford University Press



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