"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.
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!
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,