All Things Bright and Beautiful

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Melody - "Royal Oak," 17th Century English melody
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Cecil Frances Humphreys Alexander, 1848

Refrain:
All things bright and beautiful,
All creatures great and small,
All things wise and wonderful:
The Lord God made them all.

Each little flower that opens,
Each little bird that sings,
God made their glowing colors,
And made their tiny wings.
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2. The purple headed mountains,
The river running by,
The sunset and the morning
That brightens up the sky.
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3. The cold wind in the winter,
The pleasant summer sun,
The ripe fruits in the garden:
God made them every one.
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4. The tall trees in the greenwood,
The meadows where we play,
The rushes by the water,
We gather every day.
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5. God gave us eyes to see them,
And lips that we might tell
How great is God Almighty,
Who has made all things well.
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She is believed to have written these lyrics while at Markree Castle, near Sligo.

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