291. All Things Bright and Beautiful

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

1 Each little flower that opens,
each little bird that sings,
God made their glowing colours,
God 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 The rocky mountain splendour,
the lone wolf's haunting call,
the great lakes and the prairies,
the forest in the fall; [Refrain]

5 God gave us eyes to see them,
and lips that we might tell
how great is God our maker,
who has made all things well. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: Each little flower that opens
Title: All Things Bright and Beautiful
Author: Cecil Frances Alexander (1848, alt.)
Refrain First Line: All things bright and beautiful
Meter: 7 6 7 6 with refrain
Language: English
Publication Date: 1996
Topic: God: Creation and Providence; Beauty; Choruses and Refrains (25 more...)
Tune Information
Arranger: Martin Shaw (1915)
Meter: 7 6 7 6 with refrain
Key: G Major
Source: 17th-century English melody
Copyright: Arrangement copyright © 1921 (renewed) J. Curwen & Sons Ltd. (London). All rights for the U.S. and Canada controlled by G. Schirmer, Inc. (ASCAP).

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