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All Creatures of Our God and King

The United Methodist Hymnal Number 062
Text: Francis of Assisi, ca. 1225; trans. by William H. Draper, 1925, adapt. 1987
Music: Geistliche Kirchengesane, 1623; harm. by Ralph Vaughan Williams, 1906
Tune: LASST UNS ERFREUEN, Meter: 88.44.88 with Refrain

1.	All creatures of our God and King,
	lift up your voice and with us sing,
	O praise ye!  Alleluia!
	O brother sun with golden beam,
	O sister moon with silver gleam!
	O praise ye!  O praise ye!
	Alleluia!  Alleluia!  Alleluia!

2.	O brother wind, air, clouds, and rain,
	by which all creatures ye sustain,
	O praise ye!  Alleluia!
	Thou rising morn, in praise rejoice,
	ye lights of evening, find a voice!
	O praise ye!  O praise ye!
	Alleluia!  Alleluia!  Alleluia!

3.	O sister water, flowing clear,
	make music for thy Lord to hear,
	Alleluia!  Alleluia!
	O brother fire who lights the night,
	providing warmth, enhancing sight,
	O praise ye!  O praise ye!
	Alleluia!  Alleluia!  Alleluia!

4.	Dear mother earth, who day by day
	unfoldest bleassings on our way,
	Alleluia!  Alleluia!
	The flowers and fruits that in thee grow,
	let them God's glory also show!
	O praise ye!  O praise ye!
	Alleluia!  Alleluia!  Alleluia!

5.	All ye who are of tender heart,
	forgiving others, take your part,
	O praise ye!  Alleluia!
	Ye who long pain and sorrow bear,
	praise God and on him cast your care!
	O praise ye!  O praise ye!
	Alleluia!  Alleluia!  Alleluia!

6.	And thou, our sister, gentle death,
	waiting to hush our latest breath,
	Alleluia!  Alleluia!
	Thou leadest home the child of God,
	and Christ our Lord the way has trod,
	O praise ye!  O praise ye!
	Alleluia!  Alleluia!  Alleluia!

7.	Let all things their Creator bless,
	and worship him in humbleness,
	O praise ye!  Alleluia!
	Praise, praise the Father, praise the Son,
	and praise the Spirit, Three in One!
	O praise ye!  O praise ye!
	Alleluia!  Alleluia!  Alleluia!

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