All Creatures of our God and King

All Creatures of our God and King

Paraphraser: William H. Draper; Author: St. Francis of Assisi (1225)

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All creatures of our God and King
Lift up your voice and with us sing,
Alleluia! Alleluia!
O burning sun with golden beam
And silver moon with softer gleam!

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

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O rushing wind and breezes soft,
O clouds that ride the winds aloft,
O praise Him! Alleluia!
O rising morn, in praise rejoice,
O lights of evening, find a voice!

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O flowing waters, pure and clear,
Make music for your Lord to hear,
O praise Him! Alleluia!
O fire so masterful and bright,
Providing us with warmth and light.

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Let all things their Creator bless,
And worship Him in humbleness,
O praise Him! Alleluia!
Oh, praise the Father, praise the Son,
And praise the Spirit, three in One!

All Creatures of Our God and King History

All Creature of Our King is a paraphrase by William Henry Draper from the writings of St Francis of Assisi.

St Francis is one of the most venerated Christians of old. He was born in 1181.

His father, Pietro di Bernadone dei Moriconi was a wealthy Italian businessman.

His mother was French and was known as Pica de Bourlemont, a noblewoman from Provence, France.

St Francis first name was Giovanni but later his father started calling him Francesco probably in honor of the French.

Over time he became disillusioned with the wealth that surrounded him in the midst of many poor people.

And over time he began to focus more on the poor by helping them liberally, something that his friends and father started scolding him for.

At one point when he went to Rome, he joined the poor in begging and eventually he had a vision in which Christ told him to go and repair His church which he said was falling into ruins.

Thinking that that meant his local church, he sold some clothes from his father’s shop to give to the local priest.

Unfortunately, the priest threw the money down as he could not accept ill-gotten presents.

His father was so annoyed with him that he had him beaten, bound, and locked in a storeroom.

Eventually her renounced his father. He then lived a life as a beggar before finding himself in a monastery.

He later worked with lepers and the poor. He later founded the Franciscan order, which to this day is known for the members’ simple way of life.

It is said that before he died, he received the stigmata during an apparition with an angel.

Along with Catherine of Siena, he was designated patron saint of Italy.

St. Francis of Assisi - All Creatures of Our God and King
St Francis of Assisi

Below are some more hymns’ stories and lyrics: –

Beautiful Savior

Praise to the Lord, the Almighty the King of Creation

Beneath the Cross of Jesus

In the Secret of His Presence

I am So Glad That Jesus Loves Me

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