81. All Creatures, Worship God Most High

1 *All creatures worship God most high,
lift up your voice in earth and sky,
alleluia, alleluia!
Thou burning sun with golden beam,
thou silver moon with softer gleam,
O sing ye, O sing ye, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

2 Thou rushing wind that art so strong,
ye clouds that sail in heav’n along,
alleluia, alleluia!
Thou rising morn in praise rejoice,
ye lights of evening, find a voice,
O sing ye, O sing ye, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

3 Thou flowing water, pure and clear,
make music for thy God to hear,
alleluia, alleluia!
Thou fire so masterful and bright,
that givest all both warmth and light,
O sing ye, O sing ye, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

4 Dear mother earth, who day by day,
unfoldest blessings on our way,
alleluia, alleluia!
The flow’rs and fruits that in thee grow,
let them God’s glory also show,
O sing ye, O sing ye, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

5 And ev’ryone, with tender heart,
forgiving others, take your part,
alleluia, alleluia!
Ye who long pain and sorrow bear,
sing praise and cast on God your care,
O sing ye, O sing ye, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

6 And thou, most kind and gentle death,
waiting to hush our final breath,
alleluia, alleluia!
Thou leadest home the child of God,
as Christ before that way hath trod,
O sing ye, O sing ye, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

7 Let all things their Creator bless,
and worship God in humbleness,
alleluia, alleluia!
To God all thanks and praise belong!
Join in the everlasting song:
O sing ye, O sing ye, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

*Or, “All creatures of our God and King, / lift up your voice and with us sing”

Text Information
First Line: All creatures, worship God most high
Title: All Creatures, Worship God Most High
Author: Saint Francis of Assisi
Translator: William H. Draper
Meter: LM with alleluias
Publication Date: 2020
Scripture: ;
Topic: Animals; Creation: Beauty of; Gathering (4 more...)
Source: “Laudato sia Dio mio Signore,” 1225; trans. William H. Draper (England), Hymns of the Spirit, 1926, alt.
Tune Information
Name: LASST UNS ERFREUEN
Adapter and Harmonizer: Ralph Vaughan Williams
Meter: LM with alleluias
Key: E♭ Major
Source: Geistliche Kirchengesäng (present-day Germany), 1623; adapt. and harm. Ralph Vaughan Williams (England), The English Hymnal, 1906, simplified
Notes: Chord symbols represent a simplified harmony.



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