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All Creatures Of Our God And King

Joseph Morrow - June 06, 2017

All Creatures Of Our God And King
Sunday's Songs
All Creatures Of Our God And King
God Omniscient, God All Knowing
Holy, Holy, Holy
Behold Our God
Jesus Paid It All

"All Creatures of our God and King," was written 1225 by Giovanni Bernardone, better known as Francis of Assisi. He spent his life evangelizing, teaching, and doing all he could for the poor throughout Italy.

Francis was born in Assisi, Italy in 1182. In his mid twenties he repented of an indulgent lifestyle, joyfully surrendering to a life of service to God. Evidence of his transformation can be read in a prayer he wrote early in his Christian life.

Lord, make me an instrument of Thy peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love.

Where there is injury, pardon. Where there is discord, unity.

Where there is doubt, faith. Where there is error, truth.

Where there is despair, hope. Where there is sadness, joy.

Where there is darkness, light.

O divine master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled, as to console.To be understood, as to understand. To be loved, as to love.

For it is in giving, that we receive. It is in pardoning, that we are pardoned.

It is in dying, that we are born to eternal life.

-Saint Francis of Assisi

Fast forward to a hot summer day in 1225. Francis wrote "Canticles of the Sun," Later translated to English as, "All Creatures of Our God and King." This was one year before his death, as he endured illness and the loss of his sight, praising his Creator in the midst of his agony & suffering. Those couldn't compare with the eternal glory of His God and King!

O Praise Him

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

O praise Him, O praise Him

Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia

-All Creatures Of Our God And King

Eager to worship with you brethren,

-Joseph