2. All Creatures of Our God and King

1 All creatures of our God and King,
Lift up your voices with us sing
Alleluia, Alleluia!
O burning sun with golden beam,
O silver moon with softer gleam,

Sing God's praises, Alleluia,
O sing praises, Alleluia, Alleluia!

2 O rushing wind, you are so strong,
You clouds that sail in heaven along,
Sing God's praises, Alleluia!
You rising morn, in praise rejoice,
You lights of evening find a voice, [Refrain]

3 You flowing water, pure and clear,
Make music for our God to hear,
Alleluia, Alleluia!
O fire so masterful and bright,
That gives to us both warmth and light, [Refrain]

4 Dear mother earth, who day by day
Unfolds such blessings on our way,
Sing God's praises, Alleluia!
The flowers and fruits that in thee grows,
Let them God's glory also show, [Refrain]

5 And all you folk of tender heart,
Forgiving others, take your part,
O sing ye, Alleluia!
You, who long pain and sorrow bear,
With praises cast on God your care, [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: All creatures of our God and King
Title: All Creatures of Our God and King
Latin Title: Laudato sio Dio mio Signore
Author: St. Francis of Assisi (1225)
Translator: William H. Draper
Refrain First Line: Sing God's praises, Alleluia
Meter: with refrain
Language: English
Publication Date: 1996
Topic: Benediction; Creation; Evening (5 more...)
Source: Trans.: Hymns of the Spirit, 1926
Copyright: © 1923 renewed by J. Curwen & Sons, Ltd.
Notes: Now Public Domain.
Tune Information
Adapter: Ralph Vaughan Williams
Harmonizer: Ralph Vaughan Williams
Meter: with refrain
Key: E♭ Major
Source: Ausserlesene Catholische Kirchengesang, 1623
Copyright: Adapt. and harm. from "The English Hymnal" © 1906 Oxford University Press
Notes: Now Public Domain in US

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