All creatures of our God and King (Ralph Vaughan Williams)

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Arrangement

  • (Posted 2009-06-18)   CPDL #19469:  Network.png
Editor: J. Ashley Hall (submitted 2009-05-13).   Score information: Letter, 8 pages, 175 kB   Copyright: Personal: Non-commercial use is permitted
Edition notes: Hymn-anthem.
Arranger: J. Ashley Hall
See arranger's website.

General Information

Title: All creatures of our God and King
Composer: Ralph Vaughan Williams, based on a traditional German melody
Arranger: J. Ashley Hall
Tune: Lasst uns erfreuen
Lyricist: Francis of Assisi

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymnAnthem   Meter: 88. 44. 88 with alleluias

Language: English
Instruments: Keyboard

Published: 2007

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Original text and translations

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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!

Refrain
O praise Him! O praise Him!
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

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

Refrain

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

Refrain

Dear mother earth, who day by day
Unfoldest blessings on our way,
O praise Him! Alleluia!
The flowers and fruits that in thee grow,
Let them His glory also show.

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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!

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And thou most kind and gentle Death,
Waiting to hush our latest breath,
O praise Him! Alleluia!
Thou leadest home the child of God,
And Christ our Lord the way hath trod.

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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!

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