34 A SONG OF CREATION
Benedicite omnia opera

This canticle should be recited without pause.
1 Bless the Lord all created things:
who is worthy to be praised and exalted for ever.
2 Bless the Lord you heavens:
who is worthy to be praised and exalted for ever.
3 Bless the Lord you angels of the Lord,
bless the Lord all you his hosts:
bless the Lord you waters above the heavens,
who is worthy to be praised and exalted for ever.
4 Bless the Lord sun and moon,
bless the Lord you stars of heaven:
bless the Lord all rain and dew,
who is worthy to be praised and exalted for ever.
5 Bless the Lord all winds that blow,
bless the Lord you fire and heat:
bless the Lord scorching wind and bitter cold,
who is worthy to be praised and exalted for ever.
6 Bless the Lord dews and falling snows,
bless the Lord you nights and days:
bless the Lord light and darkness,
who is worthy to be praised and exalted for ever.
7 Bless the Lord frost and cold,
bless the Lord you ice and snow:
bless the Lord lightning and clouds,
who is worthy to be praised and exalted for ever.
8 O let the earth bless the Lord;
bless the Lord you mountains and hills:
bless the Lord all that grows in the ground,
who is worthy to be praised and exalted for ever.
9 Bless the Lord you springs,
bless the Lord you seas and rivers:
bless the Lord you whales
   and all that swim in the waters,
who is worthy to be praised and exalted for ever.
10 Bless the Lord all birds of the air,
bless the Lord you beasts and cattle:
bless the Lord all people of the earth,
who is worthy to be praised and exalted for ever.
11 O People of God bless the Lord;
bless the Lord you priests of the Lord:
bless the Lord you servants of the Lord,
who is worthy to be praised and exalted for ever.
12 Bless the Lord all you of upright spirit,
bless the Lord you that are holy and humble in heart:
bless the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit,
who is worthy to be praised and exalted for ever.
The Song of the Three 35-65