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Canticle of the Sun

Adapter: Marty Haugen

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Author: St. Francis of Assisi, 1181-1226

St. Francis of Assisi (Italian: San Francesco d'Assisi, born Giovanni di Pietro di Bernardone, but nicknamed Francesco ("the Frenchman") by his father, 1181/1182 – October 3, 1226) was an Italian Catholic friar and preacher. He founded the men's Order of Friars Minor, the women’s Order of St. Clare, and the Third Order of Saint Francis for men and women not able to live the lives of itinerant preachers followed by the early members of the Order of Friars Minor or the monastic lives of the Poor Clares. Though he was never ordained to the Catholic priesthood, Francis is one of the most venerated religious figures in history. Francis' father was Pietro di Bernardone, a prosperous silk merchant. Francis lived the high-spirited life typic… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Praise for the sun, the bringer of day
Title: Canticle of the Sun
Latin Title: Altissimu, omnipotente bon Signore
Adapter: Marty Haugen
Author: St. Francis of Assisi, 1181-1226
Language: English
Refrain First Line: The heavens are telling the glory of God
Copyright: Adapt. © 1980, GIA Publications, Inc.; © 1980, GIA Publications, Inc.

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 9 of 9)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Catholic Book of Worship III #542
Gather (3rd ed.) #576Page Scan
Gather Comprehensive #496Page Scan
Gather Comprehensive, Second Edition #495Page Scan
Hymnal Supplement 1991 #829Page Scan
Hymns for a Pilgrim People: a congregational hymnal #258
Oramos Cantando = We Pray In Song #482Page Scan
Singing Our Faith: a hymnal for young Catholics #145Page Scan
Worship (4th ed.) #576
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