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All Things Bright and Beautiful

Author: Cecil F. Alexander, 1818-1895 Meter: 7.6.7.6 with refrain Appears in 258 hymnals Scripture: Ecclesiastes 3:11-15 First Line: Each little flower that opens Lyrics: Refrain: All things bright and beautiful, All creatures great and small! All things wise and wonderful, The Lord God made them all. 1 Each little flower that opens, Each little bird that sings, God made their glowing colors, God made their tiny wings. (Refrain) 2 The purple headed mountains, The river running by, The sunset, and the morning That brightens 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 God gave us eyes to see them, And lips that we might tell How great is God Almighty, Who has made all things well. (Refrain) Topics: Creation, Preservation Used With Tune: ROYAL OAK
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For the Beauty of the Earth

Author: Folliot S. Pierpoint Meter: 7.7.7.7.7.7 Appears in 549 hymnals Scripture: Ecclesiastes 3:11 Lyrics: 1 For the beauty of the earth, for the glory of the skies, for the love which from our birth over and around us lies, [Refrain:] Lord of all, to thee we raise this our hymn of grateful praise. 2 For the beauty of each hour of the day and of the night, hill and vale, and tree, and flower, sun and moon and stars of light, (Refrain) 3 For the joy of ear and eye, for the heart and mind's delight, for the mystic harmony linking sense to sound and sight, (Refrain) 4 For the joy of human love, brother, sister, parent, child, friends on earth and friends above, for all gentle thoughts and mild, (Refrain) 5 For the Church that evermore lifteth holy hands above, offering up on every shore her pure sacrifice of love, (Refrain) 6 For thyself, best gift divine, to the world so freely given; for that great, great love of thine, peace on earth and joy in heaven. (Refrain) Topics: God in Creation God's Work in Nature Used With Tune: DIX
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Hymn of Promise

Author: Natalie Sleeth, 1930-1992 Meter: 8.7.8.7 D Appears in 22 hymnals Scripture: Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 First Line: In the bulb there is a flower Lyrics: 1 In the bulb there is a flower; in the seed, an apple tree; in cocoons, a hidden promise: butterflies will soon be free! In the cold and snow of winter there's a spring that waits to be, unrevealed until its season, something God alone can see. 2 There's a song in every silence, seeking word and melody; there's a dawn in every darkness bringing hope to you and me. From the past will come the future; what it holds, a mystery, unrevealed until its season, something God alone can see. 3 In our end is our beginning; in our time, infinity; in our doubt there is believing; in our life, eternity. in our death, a resurrection; at the last, a victory, unrevealed until its season, something God alone can see. Topics: Promise & Hope Used With Tune: PROMISE
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In His Time

Author: Diane Ball Meter: Irregular Appears in 9 hymnals Scripture: Ecclesiastes 3:11 First Line: In His time (in His time), In His time (in His time) Used With Tune: IN HIS TIME
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God moves in a mysterious way

Author: William Cowper, 1731-1800 Meter: 8.6.8.6 Appears in 1,049 hymnals Scripture: Ecclesiastes 3:9-15 Lyrics: 1 God moves in a mysterious way his wonders to perform; he plants his footsteps in the sea and rides upon the storm. 2 Deep in unfathomable mines of never-failing skill he treasures up his bright designs, and works his sovereign will. 3 You fearful saints, fresh courage take: the clouds you so much dread are big with mercy and shall break in blessings on your head. 4 Judge not the Lord by feeble sense, but trust him for his grace; behind a frowning providence he hides a smiling face. 5 His purposes will ripen fast, unfolding every hour; the bud may have a bitter taste, but sweet will be the flower. 6 Blind unbelief is sure to err, and scan his work in vain; God is his own interpreter, and he will make it plain. Topics: Courage; Creation; Faithfulness of God; Fear; Grace; Mystery of God's Love; Providence; Sovereignty of God; Trust in God; Wisdom Used With Tune: IRISH
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The God of Abraham Praise

Author: Newton Mann, 1836-1926 ;; Max Landsberg, 1845-1928; Daniel ben Judah Meter: 6.6.8.4 D Appears in 414 hymnals Scripture: Ecclesiastes 3:11 Lyrics: 1 The God of Abraham praise, who reigns enthroned above; the ancient of eternal days, the God of love! The Lord, the great I Am, by earth and heaven confessed we bow before your holy name forever blest. 2 Your Spirit still flows free, high surging where it will; in prophet's word you spoke of old and you speak still. Established is your law, and changeless it shall stand, deep writ upon the human heart, on sea or land. 3 You have eternal life implanted in the soul; your love shall be our strength and stay, while ages roll. We praise you, living God! We praise your holy name; who was, and is, and is to be, fore'er the same! Topics: God Holiness Used With Tune: LEONI Text Sources: Hebrew Yigdal
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God, Who Touches Earth With Beauty

Author: Mary S. Edgar Meter: 8.5.8.5 Appears in 61 hymnals Scripture: Ecclesiastes 3:11 Used With Tune: BUTLER
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All Things Bright and Beautiful

Author: Cecil F. Alexander Meter: Irregular Appears in 21 hymnals Scripture: Ecclesiastes 3:11 Lyrics: 1. All things bright and beautiful, All things great and small, All things wise and wonderful; Our Father made them all. Each little flower that opens, Each little bird that sings; He made their glowing colors, He made their tiny wings. 2. Cold wind in the winter, Pleasant summer sun, Ripe fruits in the garden; He made them ev'ry one. He gave us eyes to see them, And lips that we might tell How good is God our Father Who doeth all things well. Used With Tune: SPOHR
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This is a day of new beginnings

Author: Brian Wren (b. 1936) Meter: 9.8.9.8 Appears in 21 hymnals Scripture: Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 Lyrics: 1 This is a day of new beginnings, time to remember and move on, time to believe what love is bringing, laying to rest the pain that's gone. 2 For by the life and death of Jesus, love's mighty Spirit, now as then, can make for us a world of difference, as faith and hope are born again. 3 Then let us, with the Spirit's daring, step from the past and leave behind our disappointment, guilt and grieving, seeking new paths, and sure to find. 4 Christ is alive, and goes before us to show and share what love can do. This is a day of new beginnings -- our God is making all things new. [Alternative text (v. 4) for Holy Communion:] In faith we'll gather round the table to show and share what love can do. This is a day of new beginnings -- our God is making all things new. Topics: Our Response to Christ In Discipleship; Our Response to God in times and seasons; The Holy Spirit in the Church Enlivening and Renewing the Church; The Church Celebrates Confirmation; The Church Celebrates Ordination; Anniversaries; Confirmation; Holy Communion; Hope; New Year; Ordination; Renewal Used With Tune: CANONMILLS

Borning Cry

Author: John C. Ylvisaker, 1937- Meter: Irregular Appears in 11 hymnals Scripture: Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 First Line: I was there to hear your borning cry Topics: Marriage Used With Tune: WATERLIFE

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