All Creatures of Our God and King | Thanksgiving Hymn of the Week

Happy Thanksgiving from Word & Wonder!

Our #hymnoftheweek calls all creation (including us!) to praise and thank God. Take some time to sing this song and think of other ways you can show your gratitude to God for who he is and what he has done for you.

Lyrics

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 sing ye, O sing ye, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

Thou rushing wind that art so strong,
ye clouds that sail in heav’n along,
alleluia, alleluia!
Thou rising morn in praise rejoice,
ye lights of evening, find a voice,
O sing ye, O sing ye, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

And ev’ryone, with tender heart,
forgiving others, take your part,
alleluia, alleluia!
Ye who long pain and sorrow bear,
sing praise and cast on God your care,
O sing ye, O sing ye, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

Let all things their Creator bless,
and worship God in humbleness,
alleluia, alleluia!
To God all thanks and praise belong!
Join in the everlasting song:
O sing ye, O sing ye, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

Scripture: Psalms 145, 148
Text: St. Francis of Assisi (1225), paraphrased by William H. Draper (1919)
Music: LASST UNS ERFREUEN, Geistliche Kirchengesäng (1623)
Meter: 8.8.8.8 with alleluias
Copyright: Public Domain

A verse from the hymn "All Creatures of Our God and King" is written over an image of a woman standing on a mountain with arms upraised.

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