All Things Bright and Beautiful

If you read my daily reflection, you may be familiar with this line: “Look around with the eyes of the heart, and see all the Magic, Mystery and Miracles that surround us. Be amazed. Be grateful. Be happy.”

This morning, I got acquainted with a hymn that speaks to that, and encourages us to appreciate the beauty of our planet.

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All things bright and beautiful,
All creatures great and small,
All things wise and wonderful,
The Good Mother made them all.

Each little flower that opens,
Each little bird that sings,
She made their glowing colors,
She made their tiny wings.

All things bright and beautiful,
All creatures great and small,
All things wise and wonderful,
The Loving Mother made them all.

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

All things bright and beautiful,
All creatures great and small,
All things wise and wonderful,
The Caring Mother made them all.

The cold wind in the winter,
The pleasant summer sun,
The ripe fruits in the garden,−
She made them every one:

All things bright and beautiful,
All creatures great and small,
All things wise and wonderful,
The Good Mother made them all.

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

All things bright and beautiful,
All creatures great and small,
All things wise and wonderful,
The Loving Mother made them all.

She gave us eyes to see them,
And lips that we might tell,
How great is the Divine Presence,
Who has made all things well.

All things bright and beautiful,
All creatures great and small,
All things wise and wonderful,
The One Creator made them all.

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“All Things Bright and Beautiful” is an Anglican hymn, also popular with other Christian denominations. The original words are by Cecil Frances Alexander and were first published in 1848 in her Hymns for Little Children. The hymn has been modified form its original version throughout the years.

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