120. All Things Bright and Beautiful

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

1. Each little flower that opens,
Each little bird that sings,
He made their glowing colors,
He made their tiny wings. [Refrain]

2. [Most hymnals omit the following verse]

3. The rich man in his castle,
The poor man at his gate,
He made them, high or lowly,
And ordered their estate. [Refrain]

4. The purple headed mountains,
The river running by,
The sunset and the morning
That brightens up the sky. [Refrain]

5. The cold wind in the winter,
The pleasant summer sun,
The ripe fruits in the garden,
He made them every one. [Refrain]

6. The tall trees in the greenwood,
The meadows where we play,
The rushes by the water,
To gather every day. [Refrain]

7. 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]

Text Information
First Line: Each little flower that opens
Title: All Things Bright and Beautiful
Author: Cecil F. Alexander (1848)
Refrain First Line: All things bright and beautiful
Meter: 76.76 refrain
Language: English
Source: Hymns for Little Children, 1848.
Copyright: Public Domain
Notes: Alternate tune: BRIGHT AND BEAUTIFUL, William H. Monk; GERALD, Ludwig Spohr, 1834. Alexander is thought to have written these lyrics at Markree Castle, near Sligo, Ireland.
Tune Information
Arranger: Martin F. Shaw
Meter: 76.76 refrain
Incipit: 53217 65346 76715
Key: G Major
Source: 17th Century English tune
Copyright: Public Domain

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