283b. Each little flower that opens

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 colours,
he made their tiny wings. [Refrain]

2 The purple-headed mountain,
the river running by,
the sunset, and the morning
that brightens up the sky: [Refrain]

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

4 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
Author: Cecil F. Alexander (1818-1895)
Refrain First Line: All things bright and beautiful
Meter: 7 6 7 6 and refrain
Language: English
Publication Date: 1987
Topic: God's World: Land, Sea, and Harvest; The Creation
Tune Information
Arranger: M. E. F. Shaw (1875-1958)
Meter: 7 6 7 6 and refrain
Key: G Major
Source: English traditional melody, seventeenth century
Copyright: arr. © J. Curwen & Sons Ltd/William Elkin Music Services
Notes: Alternative tune: ALL THINGS BRIGHT AND BEAUTIFUL (283a)

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