All creatures of our God and King


All creatures of our God and King,
lift up your voices, let us sing:
Alleluia, alleluia!
Thou burning sun with golden beams,
thou silver moon that gently gleams,
Refrain:
O praise him, O praise him,
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!


Thou rushing wind that art so strong,
ye clouds that sail in heaven along,
O praise him, Alleluia!
Thou rising morn, in praise rejoice,
ye lights of evening, find a voice, (R)

Thou flowing water, pure and clear,
make music for thy Lord to hear,
Alleluia, alleluia!
Thou fire so masterful and bright,
that givest man both warmth and light, (R)

Dear mother earth, who day by day
unfoldest blessings on our way,
O praise him, Alleluia!
The flowers and fruits that in thee grow,
let them his glory also show: (R)

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: (R)

And thou, most kind and gentle death,
waiting to hush our latest breath,
O praise him, Alleluia!
Thou leadest home the child of God,
and Christ our Lord the way hath trod: (R)

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: (R)


Words: after Francis of Assisi (1182-1226);
paraphrase of "Canticle of the Sun" by Francis of Assisi.

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Hymnal, Year Number Tunes Other comments
Hymns Ancient & Modern, 1861-1874      
The Anglican Hymn Book, 1868       
The Sarum Hymnal, 1869      
The Church Hymnal, 1871 (Hall & Whiteley)      
The Church Hymnal, 1874 (Goodrich & Gilbert)      
The Church Hymnal, 1874 (Tucker & Rousseau)      
The Church Hymnal, 1874 (Hutchins)      
Church Hymns with Tunes, 1874      
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 1874      
Hymns Ancient & Modern, Standard, 1875-1924      
A Church of England Hymn Book, 1879      
The Universal Hymn Book, 1885      
The Hymnal Companion, 1890      
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Darlington)      
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Parker)      
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Hutchins)      
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Tucker & Rousseau)      
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Helfenstein)      
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Messiter)      
The Yattendon Hymnal, 1900
     
Church Hymns, New Edition, 1903      
Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Edition, 1904      
The English Hymnal, 1906      
The Book of Common Praise, 1908      
The Hymnal 1916      
Church Hymnal for the Christian Year, 1917      
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 1919      
Church Hymnal Revised, 1920
(Hutchins)
     
The Oxford Hymn Book, 1925      
Songs of Praise, 1925      
Songs of Praise, Enlarged Edition, 1931 439 St. Francis  
The Book of Common Praise, 1938 399 Lasst uns erfreuen  
The Hymnal 1940      
Hymns Ancient & Modern, Revised, 1950 172 Lasst uns erfreuen  
The Mirfield Mission Hymn Book, 1955      
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 1960 346 Lasst uns erfreuen  
Anglican Hymn Book, 1965 251 Lasst uns erfreuen  
The Hymn Book 1971 001 Lasst uns erfreuen  
The Australian Hymn Book / With One Voice, 1977 003 Lasst uns erfreuen  
The Hymnal 1982 400 Lasst uns erfreuen  
Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Standard, 1983 105 Lasst uns erfreuen  
The New English Hymnal, 1985 263 Lasst uns erfreuen  
Hymns for Today's Church, second edition, 1988 013 Lasst uns erfreuen Text modernized
Church Family Worship, 1988 283 Lasst uns erfreuen  
Hymns Old & New, New Anglican Edition, 1996 009 Lasst uns erfreuen  
Common Praise (The Anglican Church of Canada), 1998 355 Lasst uns erfreuen  
Together in Song: The Australian Hymn Book II, 1999 100 Lasst uns erfreuen  
Sing Glory, 1999 023 Lasst uns erfreuen  
Complete Mission Praise, 2000 007 Lasst uns erfreuen  
Common Praise: Hymns Ancient & Modern, 2000 250 Lasst uns erfreuen  
Hymns Old & New, Complete Anglican Edition, 2000 006 Lasst uns erfreuen  
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 2000 024 Lasst uns erfreuen  

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