#31: All Creatures of Our God and King

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(Part of a series singing through the hymnbook I grew up with: Great Hymns of the Faith)

While this is one of my favorite songs, it is one of my least favorite to play. The tune can be used as the doxology, and whenever I am substitute organist, I keep praying they choose the other doxology tune instead of this one. All those runs aren’t easy to play — especially when singing too. So excuse the simplified accompaniment.

1

All creatures of our God and King,

Lift up you voice and with us sing

Alleluia, Alleluia!

Thou burning sun with golden beam,

Thou silver moon with softer gleam:

O praise Him, O praise Him!

Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

2

Thou rushing wind that art so strong,

Ye clouds that sail in heav’n along;

O praise Him, Alleluia!

Thou rising morn, in praise rejoice,

Ye lights of evening find a voice:

O praise Him, O praise Him!

Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

3

Dear mother earth, who day by day

Unfoldest blessing on our way,

O praise Him, Alleluia!

The Flow’rs and fruits that in thee grow,

Let them His glory also show:

O praise Him, O praise Him!

Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

 

4

And all ye men of tender heart,

Forgiving others, take you part,

O sing ye! Alleluia!

Ye who long pain and sorrow bear,

Praise God and on Him cast your care:

O praise Him, O praise Him!

Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

5

Let all things their Creator bless,

And worship Him in hubmleness —

O praise Him, Alleluia!

Praise, praise the Father, praise the Son,

And praise the Sprity, Three in One:

O praise Him, O praise Him!

Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

 

 

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