“All the earth worships You and sings praises to You.” ¬†Psalm 66:4

All Creatures of Our God and King

Verse 1:
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!

Verse 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,

Verse 3:
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,

Verse 4:
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,

Verse 5:
Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;
Praise Him, all creatures here below;
O praise Him! Alleluia!
Praise Him above, ye heav’nly host;
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,

Words: Francis of Assisi (1182-1226); paraphrased – William H. Draper (1855-1933); Thomas Ken (1637-1711)
Music:¬†from “Geistliche Kirchengesang” (1623); harm. Ralph Vaughan Williams
Words and Music public domain.
pianist: E. Zacek