543. All Creatures of Our God and King

1 All creatures of our God and king,
Lift up your voice and let us sing:
Alleluia, alleluia!
O burning sun with golden beam
And silver moon with softer gleam:

O praise God! O praise God!
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

2 O rushing wind and breezes soft,
O clouds that ride the winds aloft:
Alleluia, alleluia!
O rising morn, in praise rejoice,
O lights of evening, find a voice. [Refrain]

3 O flowing waters, pure and clear,
Make music for your Lord to hear.
Alleluia, alleluia!
O fire, so masterful and bright,
Providing us with warmth and light, [Refrain]

4 Dear mother earth, who day by day
Unfold rich blessings on our way,
Alleluia, alleluia!
The fruits and flowers that verdant grow,
Let them God's praise abundant show. [Refrain]

5 O come, all you of tender heart,
Forgiving others, take your part,
Alleluia, alleluia!
All you who pain and sorrow bear,
Praise God on whom you cast your care. [Refrain]

6 And you, most kind and gentle death,
Waiting to hush our final breath,
Alleluia, alleluia!
You lead to heaven the child of God
Where Christ our Lord the way has trod. [Refrain]

7 Let all things their Creator bless,
And worship God in humbleness,
Alleluia, alleluia!
O 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
Title: All Creatures of Our God and King
Latin Title: Laudato si, mi Signor
Author: Francis of Assisi, 1182-1226
Translato: William H. Draper, 1855-18933 (alt.)
Refrain First Line: O praise God! O praise God!
Language: English
Publication Date: 1994
Topic: Creation; Praise
Tune Information
Meter: LM with alleluias
Key: D Major
Source: Auserlesene Katholische Geistliche Kirchengesänge, Cologne, 1623

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