Week 6 - All Creatures of Our God and King

(WEEK 6)

The text for “All Creatures of Our God and King” is a meditation on the 145th Psalm, which is also heavily influenced by Psalm 148. Both of these psalms exhort all of God’s creatures (the word “creature” simply means, “that which is created”) to praise Him, and of God’s work in sustaining all of Creation. As we read so often in Scripture, all of God’s works will praise His Name… everything that is exists as a testimony to His greatness!

Psalm 145:5-12

On the glorious splendor of your majesty, and on your wondrous works, I will meditate. They shall speak of the might of your awesome deeds, and I will declare your greatness. They shall pour forth the fame of your abundant goodness and shall sing aloud of your righteousness. The LORD is gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. The LORD is good to all, and his mercy is over all that he has made. All your works shall give thanks to you, O LORD, and all your saints shall bless you! They shall speak of the glory of your kingdom and tell of your power, to make known to the children of man your mighty deeds, and the glorious splendor of your kingdom.

Psalm 148:1-8

Praise the LORD! Praise the LORD from the heavens; praise him in the heights! Praise him, all his angels; praise him, all his hosts! Praise him, sun and moon, praise him, all you shining stars! Praise him, you highest heavens, and you waters above the heavens! Let them praise the name of the LORD! For he commanded and they were created. And he established them forever and ever; he gave a decree, and it shall not pass away. Praise the LORD from the earth, you giant sea creatures and all deeps, fire and hail, snow and mist, stormy wind, fulfilling his word!

Verse 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!

Chorus
O praise Him! O praise Him!
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

Verse 2
Let all things their Creator bless,
And worship Him in humbleness,
O praise Him! Alleluia!
Praise, praise the Father, praise the Son,
And praise the Spirit, Three in One!

Verse 3
All the redeemed washed by His blood,
Come and rejoice in His great love.
O praise Him! Alleluia!
Christ has defeated every sin,
Cast all your burdens now on Him.

Verse 4
He shall return in power to reign,
Heaven and earth will join to say,
O praise Him! Alleluia!
Then who shall fall on bended knee?
All creatures of our God and King.
 

By St Francis of Assisi (verse 3 and 4 by Jonathan and Ryan Baird)