Bless the Lord, creation sings

Bless the Lord, creation sings;
earth and sky his hand proclaim.
Praise him, all created things;
angel hosts, exalt his Name.

Bless the Lord! To heaven's throne
songs of endless glory rise;
in the clouds his praise be shown,
sun and moon and starry skies.

Bless the Lord with ice and snow,
bitter cold and scorching blaze,
floods and all the winds that blow,
frosty nights and sunlit days.

Bless the Lord in mist and cloud,
lightnings shine to mark his way;
thunder speaks his Name aloud,
wind and storm his word obey.

Bless the Lord who brings to birth
life renewed by sun and rain;
flowing rivers, fruitful earth,
bird and beast on hill and plain.

Bless the Lord! From earth and sky,
ocean depths and furthest shore,
all things living bear on high
songs of praise for evermore.

Bless the Lord! His Name be blest,
worshiped, honored, loved, adored;
and with holy hearts confessed,
saints and servants of the Lord.

Bless the Lord! The Father, Son,
and the Holy Spirit praise;
high exalt the Three in One,
God of everlasting days!

Words: Timothy Dudley-Smith (1926-), paraphrase of the Benedicite;
© 1986 by Hope Publishing Co., Carol Stream, IL 60188.
All rights reserved. Used by permission.
For permission to reproduce this hymn in all territories except the UK, Europe & Africa,
contact: Hope Publishing Company,
For UK, Europe & Africa: contact: Bishop Timothy Dudley-Smith,
9 Ashlands, Ford, Salisbury, Wiltshire SP4 6DY England

Music: University College (Henry John Gauntlett, 1805-1876)

Meter: 77 77

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
The Oxford Hymn Book, 1925      
Songs of Praise, 1925      
Songs of Praise, Enlarged Edition, 1931      
The Book of Common Praise, 1938      
The Hymnal 1940      
Hymns Ancient & Modern, Revised, 1950      
The Mirfield Mission Hymn Book, 1955      
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 1960      
Anglican Hymn Book, 1965      
The Hymn Book 1971      
The Australian Hymn Book / With One Voice, 1977      
The Hymnal 1982      
Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Standard, 1983      
The New English Hymnal, 1985      
Hymns for Today's Church, second edition, 1988 604 University College, Humility  
Church Family Worship, 1988 163 Melling  
Hymns Old & New, New Anglican Edition, 1996      
Common Praise (The Anglican Church of Canada), 1998      
Together in Song: The Australian Hymn Book II, 1999      
Sing Glory, 1999      
Complete Mission Praise, 2000      
Common Praise: Hymns Ancient & Modern, 2000      
Hymns Old & New, Complete Anglican Edition, 2000      
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 2000      

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