Latinised Hymns

All things bright and beautiful,

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,
He made their glowing colours,
He made their tiny wings.

The rich man in his castle,
The poor man at his gate,
God made them, high or lowly,
And ordered their estate.

The purple-headed mountain,
The river running by,
The sunset, and the morning
That brightens up the sky:

The cold wind in the winter,
The pleasant summer sun,
The ripe fruit in the garden,
He made them every one.

The tall trees in the greenwood,
The meadows where we play,
The rushes by the water
We gather every day:

He gave us eyes to see them,
And lips that we might tell
How great is God Almighty,
Who has made all things well.

C.F. Alexander

Lepida lucentia,
et maius et minus,
fecit, sapientia
stupendaque, Deus.

Quot se pandere gemmae,
quot cantant volucres,
tot his pigmenta fecit
alasque tenues.

In aula locupletem
et extra pauperem
is fecit et utrumque
probavit ordinem.

Purpureumque montem,
quod flumen praemeat
caelumque quod sub noctem
et mane rutilat:

Hiberni qui sunt venti,
aestivus qui tepor,
qui fructus sunt in horto,
is omnium dator.

Is arborem proceram,
ludendo gramina,
ripariasque cannas,
diurna spolia:

Ut facta videamus
is oculos dedit
et voces ut dicamus
quam bene fecerit.

MM 16–21.8.01