Thursday, August 12, 2010

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 fruits 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.

Lyrics written by Mrs. Cecil Francis Alexander 1818-1895

[All but four of the above pictures were taken by me. The owl, galaxy, castle, and "poor man at the gate" pictures were borrowed from the Internet]

7 comments:

racheld said...

This is the best rendering of that wonderful old poem that I've ever seen. What a lovely illustration of each verse.

Mrs. Alexander would have been so pleased.

lisaschaos said...

SO many gorgeous animals and views!!! Beautiful!

nanny said...

Your pictures are just breathtaking!!!

Robert Walker said...

Simply stunning shots! I love the colors. They make me long for the freshness of fall to return.

Jenni Aaron said...

I discovered your blog a couple of months ago, and have really been enjoying the gorgeous pics!

Thanks for all of the hard work you obviously put into it.

Best Wishes, Jenni

Tonja said...

I. LOVE. THIS. How wonderful you have illustrated every line of this sweet, sweet song. It has always been one of my favorites. Along with 'This Is My Father's World".
This felt like a devotional this morning as I read the words and saw the actual pictures.
You blessed me today. Thank you!

littlethingsoflife said...

Your combination of these beautiful photos and meaningful lyrics provided an inspring way to start my day ~~~ Thanks for sharing! =)