All Creatures of Our God and King

Words:LM with Alleluias • Francis of Assisi (c. 1225), tr. William Henry Draper (c. 1911)
Music:LASST UNS ERFREUEN • Brachel's Geistliche Kirchengesang (1623), arr. Ralph Vaughan Williams (1906) with some optional alto and tenor notes removed

Words

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!
    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.

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!

4.

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!

5.

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!

Compared to Hymnals

  No. Words Music
Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs 103 Uses “Thou rising moon” instead of “morn”;
Makes refrain consistent in each vs
Uses different harmony to simplify parts (as in Hymns for Worship)
Songs of Faith and Praise 6 Lacks vs 3;
Adds Amen
Compatible and nearly identical;
Omits optional alto RE at ends of some phrases;
Adds Amen
Praise for the Lord 16 Identical Compatible and nearly identical;
Omits optional alto RE at ends of some phrases;
Has tenor sing SOL SOL SOL instead of SOL TI DO in measure 9;
Omits optional ending bass note one octave lower
Hymns for Worship (Revised) 56 Identical Uses different harmony to simplify parts;
Notated in 3/4 instead of 3/2
Songs of the Church n/a
Sacred Selections n/a
Christian Hymns No. 2 n/a
Great Songs of the Church No. 2 n/a

References

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Through [Jesus] let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that acknowledge His name.
— Hebrews 13:15