147. All creatures of our God and King

1 All creatures of our God and King,
lift up your voices, let us sing:
alleluia, alleluia!
Bright brother sun with golden beams,
clear sister moon with softer gleams,
[Refrain:]
O praise him, O praise him,
alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

2 Swift rushing winds, so wild and strong,
high clouds that sail in heavens along.
O praise him, alleluia!
New-breaking morn, in praise rejoice,
and lights of evening, find a voice: [Refrain]

3 Cool flowing water, pure and clear,
make music for your Lord to hear,
alleluia, alleluia!
Fire, with your flames so fierce and bright,
giving to all both warmth and light: [Refrain]

4 Dear mother earth, who day by day
unfolds God's blessings on our way,
O praise him, alleluia!
All flowers and fruits that in you grow,
let them his glory also show: [Refrain]

5 And all who are of tender heart,
forgiving others, take your part,
O praise him, alleluia!
All who long pain and sorrow bear,
praise God and cast on him your care: [Refrain]

6 And you, most kind and gentle death,
waiting to hush our final breath,
O praise him, alleluia!
You homeward lead the child of God,
and Christ our Lord the way has trod: [Refrain]

7 Let all things their Creator bless,
and worship God in humbleness,
O praise him, alleluia!
Praise, praise the Father, praise the Son,
and praise the Spirit, Three in One: [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: All creatures of our God and King
Translator: William Henry Draper (1855-1933)
Author: St. Francis of Assisi (1182-1226)
Publication Date: 2005
Meter: 88 8 88 and refrain
Scripture: 1 Peter 5:7; Ephesians 4:32; John 14:2; Psalm 65:8; Psalm 66:1-4; Psalm 104:1-24; Psalm 145:10-13; Psalm 148
Topic: The Living God: The Activity of God - God in creation; The Activity of God: God in creation; Adoration: of God
Language: English
Refrain First Line: O praise him, O praise him
Tune Information
Name: LASST UNS ERFREUEN
Arranger: Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
Meter: 88 8 88 and refrain
Key: E♭ Major
Source: Geistliche Kirchengesäng, Cologne, 1623
Copyright: Arrangement from The English Hymnal 1906, Oxford University Press



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