538. 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 burning sun with golden beams,
Soft silver moon that gently gleams,
O praise him! O praise him!
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

2 Great rushing winds who are so strong,
You clouds above that sail along,
O praise him! Alleluia!
Fair rising morn, with praise rejoice,
Stars nightly shining, find a voice,
O praise him! O praise him!
Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

3 Swift flowing water, pure and clear,
Make music for your Lord to hear,
Alleluia! Alleluia!
Fire so intense and fiercely bright,
Who gives to us both warmth and light,
O praise him! O praise him!
Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

4 Dear mother earth, who day by day
Unfolds your blessings on our way,
O praise him! Alleluia!
All flow'rs and fruits that in you grow,
Let them his glory also show:
O praise him! O praise him!
Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

5 All you with mercy in your heart,
Forgiving others, take your part,
O sing now! Alleluia!
All you that pain and sorrow bear,
Praise God, and cast on him your care:
O praise him! O praise him!
Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

6 And even you, most gentle death,
Waiting to hush our final breath,
O praise him! Alleluia!
You lead back home the child of God,
For Christ our Lord that way has trod:
O praise him! O praise him!
Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

7 Let all things their Creator bless,
And worship him in humbleness,
O praise him! Alleluia!
Praise God the Father, praise the Son,
And praise the Spirit, Three in One:
O praise him! O praise him!
Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

Text Information
First Line: All creatures of our God and King
Title: All Creatures of Our God and King
Author: St. Francis of Assisi, 1182-1226
Translator: William H. Draper, 1855-1933
Meter: LM with additions
Language: English
Publication Date: 2019
Topic: General Music for Worship: Praise
Tune Information
Name: LASST UNS ERFREUEN
Meter: LM with additions
Key: D Major
Source: Auserlesene Catholische Geistliche Kirchengesänge, Cologne, 1623



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