All Things Bright and Beautiful
    Footnotes

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    All Things Bright and Beautiful

    Gratefully

    [Chorus]

    All things bright and beautiful,

    All creatures great and small,

    All things wise and wonderful,

    The Lord God made them all.

    1. Each little flow’r that opens,

    Each little bird that sings,

    He made their glowing colors,

    He made their tiny wings:

    [Chorus]

    All things bright and beautiful,

    All creatures great and small,

    All things wise and wonderful,

    The Lord God made them all.

    2. The purple-headed mountain,

    The river running by,

    The sunset and the morning

    That brighten up the sky:

    [Chorus]

    All things bright and beautiful,

    All creatures great and small,

    All things wise and wonderful,

    The Lord God made them all.

    3. The cold wind in the winter,

    The pleasant summer sun,

    The ripe fruits in the garden,

    He made them ev’ry one:

    [Chorus]

    All things bright and beautiful,

    All creatures great and small,

    All things wise and wonderful,

    The Lord God made them all.

    4. The tall trees in the greenwood,

    The meadows where we play,

    The rushes by the water

    We gather ev’ry day:

    [Chorus]

    All things bright and beautiful,

    All creatures great and small,

    All things wise and wonderful,

    The Lord God made them all.

    For a shortened version, sing the refrain at the beginning and end only.

    Words: Cecil Frances Alexander, 1818–1895

    Music: Old English tune. Arr. © 1989 IRI

    2 Nephi 2:14

    Genesis 1:1, 31