22. All Creatures of Our God and King

1 All creatures of our God and King,
lift up your voice and with us sing
Alleluia, Alleluia!
O burning sun with golden beam,
O silver moon with softer gleam:
O praise God, O praise God,
Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

2 O rushing wind with voice so strong,
you clouds that sail in heav'n along,
O praise God, Alleluia!
O rising morn, in praise rejoice,
you lights of evening find a voice:

3 O flowing water, pure and clear,
make music for your God to hear,
Alleluia, Alleluia!
O blazing fire who lights the night,
providing warmth, enhancing sight,

4 And all forgiven tender hearts,
forgiving others, take your part,
sing praises, alleluia!
You who long pain and sorrow bear,
praise God, who knows your ev'ry care.

Text Information
First Line: All creatures of our God and King
Title: All Creatures of Our God and King
Author: Francis of Assisi (1225)
Translator: William H. Draper (1925, alt.)
Meter: 88.44.88 w. refrain
Language: English
Publication Date: 1995
Topic: God Beyond All Name and Form: Praise to God; Creation; God (3 more...)
Tune Information
Harmonizer: Ralph Vaughan Williams (1906)
Meter: 88.44.88 w. refrain
Key: D Major
Source: Geistliche Kirchengesänge, 1623

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