Hymns in Our Hearts: All Creatures of Our God and King

All Creatures of Our God and King is a wonderfully majestic feeling hymn writing by Francis of Assisi. Francis of Assisi, a Catholic monk, wrote this hymn in 1225 shortly before his death.

This hymn has a soaring melody with a wonderful message that we should, with all creation, lift our voices daily to praise God. Remember to sing the refrain between each verse!

(As a note, I have removed one stanza because I did not agree with the words! If you wish to, grab your nearest hymnal and look up this hymn to see what I left out. Then let me know if you agree or not!)

           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! 

          Refrian: 

          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 moon, in praise rejoice,

          Ye lights of evening, find a voice! 

         ( Refrain) 

          Thou flowing water, pure and clear,

          Make music for thy Lord to hear,

          O praise Him! Alleluia!

          Thou fire so masterful and bright,

          That givest man both warmth and light.

        (Refrain) 

          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! 

         (Refrain)

           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. 

          (Refrain) 

          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! 

          (Refrain)

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