264. 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.

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

3 The purple-headed mountain,
The river running by,
The sunset and the morning,
That brightens up the sky; [Refrain]

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

5 *The tall trees in the greenwood,
The meadows for our play,
The rushes by the water,
To gather every day;-- [Refrain]

6 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: Mrs. C. F. Alexander, 1818-95
Refrain First Line: All things bright and beautiful
Meter: 76 76 and refrain
Language: English
Publication Date: 1986
Topic: Times and Seasons: God in Nature; Harvest
Tune Information
Adapter: Martin Shaw, 1875-1958
Meter: 76 76 and refrain
Key: A♭ Major
Source: Traditional English Melody
Copyright: Adapt. by permission of William Elkin Music Services, Sole Agents for J. Curwen & Sons Ltd.

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