The wildflowers in their beauty

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Refrain:
All things bright and beautiful,
all creatures great and small,
all things wise and wonderful -
the Lord God made them all.

1 The wildflowers in their beauty,
the mountain ranges tall,
the billabongs and rivers,
and friendly birds that call, [Refrain]

2 The cold wind in the winter,
the bright, life-giving sun,
the ripe fruits in the garden -
he made them every one. [Refrain]

3 The coloured walls of gorges,
the gum trees green and tall,
the rocks, and pools, and palm trees,
the sparkling waterfall, [Refrain]

4 The many-coloured corals,
the creatures of the sea,
of bushland, field or desert,
on farms, or roaming free, [Refrain]

5 He gave us eyes to see them,
and lips that we might tell
how great is God Almighty
who has made all things well. [Refrain]

Source: Together in Song: Australian hymn book II #135

Author (vv. 1, 3): Brian Black, 1926-

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Author (vv. 2 alt., 5, and refrain): Cecil Frances Alexander, 1818-95

Alexander, Cecil Frances, née Humphreys, second daughter of the late Major John Humphreys, Miltown House, co. Tyrone, Ireland, b. 1823, and married in 1850 to the Rt. Rev. W. Alexander, D.D., Bishop of Derry and Raphoe. Mrs. Alexander's hymns and poems number nearly 400. They are mostly for children, and were published in her Verses for Holy Seasons, with Preface by Dr. Hook, 1846; Poems on Subjects in the Old Testament, pt. i. 1854, pt. ii. 1857; Narrative Hymns for Village Schools, 1853; Hymns for Little Children, 1848; Hymns Descriptive and Devotional, 1858; The Legend of the Golden Prayers 1859; Moral Songs, N.B.; The Lord of the Forest and his Vassals, an Allegory, &c.; or contributed to the Lyra Anglicana, the S.P.C.K. Psalms and Hym… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The wildflowers in their beauty
Author (vv. 1, 3): Brian Black, 1926-
Author (vv. 2 alt., 5, and refrain): Cecil Frances Alexander, 1818-95
Meter: 7.6.7.6 with refrain
Source: V. 4: Compilsers
Language: English
Refrain First Line: All things bright and beautiful
Publication Date: 1999
Copyright: This text may still be under copyright because it was published in 1999.

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