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Thread #28314   Message #350917
Posted By: Joe Offer
03-Dec-00 - 11:03 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Let All Things Now Living (hymn)
Subject: ADD: All Things Now Living (Hymn)
Well, this site (click) says, "This hymn was first published under the pseudonym of John Cowley in 1939. Katherine Davis wrote it in the 1920s for the tune 'The Ash Grove.'"

Let all things now living
A song of thanksgiving
To God the creator
Triumphantly raise.
Who fashioned and made us,
Protected and stayed us,
Who still guides us on
To the end of our days.
God's banners are o'er us,
His light goes before us,
A pillar of fire
Shining forth in the night.
'Til shadows have vanished
And darkness is banished
As forward we travel
From light into light.
His law he enforces,
The stars in their courses
And sun in its orbit
Obediently shine;
The hills and the mountains,
The rivers and fountains,
The deeps of the ocean
Proclaim him divine.
We too should be voicing
Our love and rejoicing;
With glad adoration
A song let us raise
Till all things now living
Unite in thanksgiving:
"To God in the highest,
Hosanna and praise!"

Click here for MIDI and lyrics.

-Joe Offer-