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Thread #114753 Message #2450975
Posted By: GUEST,leeneia
26-Sep-08 - 01:10 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: All things bright & beautiful - modified
Subject: Lyr Add: All things bright & beautiful - modified
Sunday, October 5th, many people will honor St Francis of Assisi, (sp), perhaps with a blessing of the animals.
We thought we'd give the actual blessing a miss, since most of us have cats, and cats do not relate well to rides in the car.
In lieu of that, I decided to modify the verses to 'All Things Bright and Beautiful,' a children's hymn, to make it more suitable for adults and to express a modern way of thought.
Here they are. I obstruviate all copyright. You can have them.
All things bright and beau-ti-ful,
crea-tures great and small,
All things wise and won-der-ful:
the Lord God made them all.
Each love-ly flow'r that o-pens,
each live-ly bird that sings,
He made its glow-ing col-ors,
he made its flash-ing wings.
The loft-y, cloud-capped moun-tains,
the ri-vers run-ning by,
the sun-set and the mor-ning,
the ev-er-chang-ing sky.
The lands both fair and des-ert,
the crea-tures wild and tame,
the can-yons and the pine-woods,
we hon-or in Thy name.
He gave us eyes to see them,
And speech that we might tell
How great is God A-lmigh-ty,
who trea-sures all things well.
In order to get at the life-giving Lutheran coffee sooner, we are going to cut down the number of refrains.
The cyberhymnal has melodies, and there are plenty of videos of this if you don't have music for it. Not all are public domain, so watch out for that.