All Creatures of Our God and King

Melody - Laßt uns Erfreuen, "Geistliche Kirchengesänge", Köln, 1623

Francis of Assisi, 1182-1226

All creatures of our God and King,
Lift up your voice and with us sing,
Alleluia! Alleluia!
Thou burning sun with golden beam,
Thou silver moon with softer gleam!

O praise Him, O praise Him!
Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

2. Thou rushing wind that art so strong,
Ye clouds that sail in heav'n along,
O praise Him! Alleluia!
Thou rising morn, in praise rejoice,
Ye lights of evening find a voice!

*3. O flowihng waters, pure and clear,
Make music for your Lord to hear,
O praise Him! Alleluia!
O fire, so masterful and bright,
Providing us with warmth and light.

*4. Dear mother earth, who day by day
Unfolds rich blessings on our way.
O praise Him! Alleluia!
The fruits and flow'rs that verdant grow,
Let them his praise abundant show.

5. And all ye men of tender heart,
Forgiving others, take your part,
O sing ye! Alleluia!
Ye who long pain and sorrow bear,
Praise God and on Him cast your care!

*6. And you, most kind and gentle death,
Waiting to hush our final breath,
O sing ye! Alleluia!
You lead to heav'n the child of God,
Where Christ our Lord the way has trod.

7. Let all things their Creator bless,
And worship Him in humbleness,
O praise Him! Alleluia!
Praise, praise the Father, praise the Son,
And praise the Spirit, Three in One!

* Verses have been politically corrected
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