All Creatures of Our God and King



  1. 1. 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,

    Alleluia! Alleluia!

  2. [Chorus]

    Alleluia! Oh, praise Him! Alleluia!

  3. 2. Thou rushing wind that art so strong,

    Ye clouds that sail in heav’n along,

    Alleluia! Alleluia!

    Thou rising morn, in praise rejoice;

    Ye light of evening, find a voice,

    Alleluia! Alleluia!

  4. 3. Thou flowing water, pure and clear,

    Make music for thy Lord to hear,

    Alleluia! Alleluia!

    Thou fire so masterful and bright,

    That gives to man both warmth and light,

    Alleluia! Alleluia!

  5. 4. Dear Mother Earth, who day by day

    Unfoldest blessings on our way,

    Alleluia! Alleluia!

    The flow’rs and fruits that in thee grow,

    Let them his glory also show,

    Alleluia! Alleluia!

Text: St. Francis of Assisi, 1182–1226; trans. by William H. Draper, 1855–1933

Music: Geistliche Kirchengesänge, Köln, 1623, arr. Ralph Vaughan Williams, 1872–1958. English translation © G. Shcirmer, Inc. Music from the English Hymnal. Used by permission of Oxford University Press. Making copies without written permission of the copyright owner is prohibited.