Oh all you Creatures of the Lord (Song 41) (Orlando Gibbons)

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Editor: Richard Mix (submitted 2020-11-17).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 36 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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Title: Oh all you Creatures of the Lord (Song 41)
Composer: Orlando Gibbons
Lyricist: George Wither

Number of voices: 1 or more vv   Voicings: unison or SB
Genre: SacredHymnHymn tune   Meter: 88. 88. 88

Language: English
Instruments: Organ

First published: 1623 The Hymnes and Songs of the Church, no. 41

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Original text and translations

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1. Oh all you Creatures of the LORD,
You Angels of the God most high;
You Heav'ns with what you doe afford;
And Waters all above the skie:

R.: Blesse ye the Lord, him praise, adore,
And magnifie him ever more.

2. Of God you everlasting Powers,
Sunne, Moone, and Starres, so bright that show;
You soking Deawes, you dropping Showres;
And all you Winds of God that blow:
R.

3. Thou Fire, and what doth heat containe;
Cold Winter, and the Summer faire:
You blustering Stormes of Haile, and Raine;
And thou the Frost congealing Ayre:
R.

4. Oh praise him both you Ice and Snow;
You Nights and Dayes, doe you the same,
With what or Darke or Light doth show;
You Cloudes, and ev'ry shining Flame:
R.

5. Thou Earth, you Mountaines, and you Hills,
And whatsoever thereon grows;
You Fountaines, Rivers, Springs and Rills;
You Seas, and all that ebbes, or flowes:
R.

6. You whales, and all the Water yeelds;
You of the Feather'd airybreed;
You Beasts and Cattle of the fields;
And you that are of humane seed:
R.

7. Let Israel the LORD confesse;
So let his Priests, that in him trust;
Him let his Servants also blesse;
Yea, Soules and spirits of the Just:
R.

8. You blessed Saints, his praises tell;
And you that are of humble hart,
With Ananias, Misael;
And Azarias (bearing part)
R.