Sunday, January 2, 2022

Old Fashioned Sunday Hymn Sing #102

Welcome to the 102nd Old Fashioned Sunday Hymn Sing!

I miss the old hymns that I remember from my childhood - there were no drums, no electric guitar and no mind numbing beat. It was just voices and maybe a piano or an organ. The choir led the congregation in singing - and the words of these hymns are poetic. I realize that there is a need for the modern "seeker oriented" worship music - but it is also necessary to have deeper songs (no offense intended to anyone who prefers the newer church songs).

I decided to have an "Old Fashion Sunday Hymn Sing" once a month on this blog.
I personally do NOT have a great singing voice - I used to play the guitar & piano but my voice is NOT an instrument. That's the great thing about this digital hymn sing, you can warble along without being embarrassed or without offending anyone else.

The hymns that we will be studying are taken from an old hymnal from a Baptist church that is no longer in existence - "The North American Hymnal" published in 1956 by "THE ROGER WILLIAMS PRESS"

I will also try to find a version of the featured hymn on "YouTube" to share with you each month.

Today's featured hymn is "All Creatures of Our God & King" written by Saint Francis of Assisi (1182-1226) & translated by William H Draper (1855-1933) & melody from priest church songs (1623). 

Saint Francis of Assisi was known as the patron saint of the environment and animals.

by Angie Ouellette-Tower for photo SundayAnimalsHeaven_zpsguobgz69.jpg

I have included 2 videos below the lyrics.  The second video is a more modern version.  Enjoy!

Turn with me to number 62 in your hymnals and let's sing:

All Creatures of Our God and King
written by St. Francis of Assisi (1182-1226) & translated by William H Draper (1855-1933)
Melody from Geistliche Kirchengesange (priest church songs) (1623)

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, praise Him!  Alleluia!  Alleluia!  Alleluia!

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

3.   And all ye men of tender heart, Forgiving others, take your part,
O sing ye!  Alleluia!  Alleluia!  Ye who long pain and sorrow bear, Praise God and on Him cast your care!  O praise Him, praise Him!  Alleluia!  Alleluia!  Alleluia!

A special thanks to "SE Samonte" for sharing this with us!


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