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20. 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!
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 that art so 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 Dear mother earth, who day by day
Unfoldest blessing on our way,
O praise Him! Alleluia!
The flow'rs and fruits that in thee grow,
Let them His glory also show!
O praise Him, O praise Him,
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

4 All ye men of tender heart,
Forgiving others, take your part,
O sing ye! Alleluia!
Ye who long pain and sorrow bear,
Praise God and on Him cast your care!
O praise Him, O praise Him,
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

5 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!

[Praise God from whom all blessings flow,
Praise Him all creatures here below,
Alleluia! Alleluia!
Praise Him above, ye heav'nly host,
Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost,
Alleluia, Alleluia!]


Text Information
First Line: All creatures of our God and King
Title: All Creatures of Our God and King
Original Language: Latin
Author: St. Francis of Assisi, 1182-1226
Translator: William H. Draper, 1855-1933
Language: English
Publication Date: 1957
Topic: Ancient Hymns; Choir; God the Father: God in Nature (3 more...)
Copyright: Words copyright by J. Curwen & Sons, Ltd. Used by permission
Notes: Now Public Domain; Alternate tune: DUKE STREET, No. 444, if used, omit Alleluias
Tune Information
Key: E♭ Major
Source: "Geistliche Kirchengesang", 1623
Copyright: Music from "The English Hymnal" By permission of Oxford University Press
Notes: Now Public Domain

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