Thursday, August 30, 2007

All Creatures of Our God and King

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, O praise Him, O praise Him, Alleluia, alleluia, aleluia!

Azure I by Chris Simpson
Azure I

Thou rushing wind that art so strong, Ye clouds that sail in heav'n along, O praise Him, Alleluia! Thou rising moon in praise rejoice, Ye lights of evening, find a voice, O praise Him, O praise Him, Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

Flowing Water by Robert Spencer
Flowing Water

Thou flowing water, pure and clear, Make music for thy Lord to hear, Alleluia, Alleluia! Thou fire so masterful and bright, That givest man both warmth and light, O praise Him, O praise Him, Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

Prayers Of Love by Dona Gelsinger
Prayers Of Love

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, O praise Him, O praise Him, Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

Angels Playing Violon by William Adolphe Bouguereau
Angels Playing Violon

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, O praise Him, O praise Him, Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

Text: St Francis of Assisi; translated by William H. Draper
Music: Geistliche Kirchengesange, Cologne 1623

These words are beautiful, and I did not realize they were written
by St. Francis of Assisi.

You can hear the hymn at Cyber Hymnal.

Pictures courtesy of
All Posters


Candy said...

Just stoppin by to say Hi. Our son started back at hockey so Ive been busy with that and not blogging much this week but thought Id drop by to say HI :)


Mimi said...

you outdid yourself matching up the pictures with the hymn on this one!!!

Jodi said...

Oh, what a wonderful hymn; I love this one! Perfect pictures (especially that first one!). :o)

Patricia said...

That is one of my favorite hymns, Cathy, especially for the morning. O Praise Him!!!! Thank you!

I have been super, super busy the past week, but am hoping that today will provide the time I need to catch up and return the favors you have sent my way, dear friend.


Old Fashioned Girl said...

What beautiful pictures! Thanks for sharing. I particularly like St Francis with all the animals - it's good to be reminded that God cares for them too.

Cathy said...

Candy, Hi, Dear, I know lots of you young mothers are very busy this time of the year. :-)

Mimi, Thank you, this perfectionist was up looking a pretty long time at All Posters last night for pictures. :-)

Thank you Jodi, I was so happy to finally find that picture!

You are welcome, Patricia. I know you all have been busy, sweet friend, love to you too.

Old fashioned girl, Yes, the little animals are His creation too. :-) Thank you so much for visiting.

Saija said...

a most restful and peaceful rendering of this hymn ... loved it - it blessed my heart!

Cathy said...

Thank you, Saija, I'm so glad you loved it and that it blessed you.

Anonymous said...

El's reading your blog with me and said, "I know that song, except I can sing it in Swahili." She was in a Christian choir that performed it a couple years ago. :o)

Cathy said...

Haus Frau, I'm glad some young people know the song. :-) Thanks for visiting.

Regina Clare Jane said...

I didn't realize that either and this is one of my favorite hymns! Thank you so much for posting it with the beautiful pictures!

sparrow's song said...

And praise the Spirit, Three in One

The mystery of the Godhead. No one can fully explain God and yet we know by the witness of His Spirit to ours that this is Truth. And there is a peace in knowing that only He can give. Indeed, He is worthy to be praised.

Patricia said...

FINALLY! I hope you like it - come see.

Cathy said...

Oh, Patricia, I love it. :-) That is just beautiful. Thank you so much, Dear friend. You are just so artistic and sweet.

Cathy said...

Regina Clare Jane, You are welcome. Thanks for visiting again, and I'm glad you enjoyed the hymn and pictures.

Sparrow's Song, Amen! Thanks for visiting and commenting.