Benedicite – a Song of Creation

1    Bless the Lord all you works of the Lord:  

sing his praise and exalt him for ever.

2    Bless the Lord you heavens:  

sing his praise and exalt him for ever.

3    Bless the Lord you angels of the Lord:  

bless the Lord all you his hosts;

bless the Lord you waters above the heavens:  

sing his praise and exalt him for ever.

4    Bless the Lord sun and moon:  

bless the Lord you stars of heaven;

bless the Lord all rain and dew:  

sing his praise and exalt him for ever.

5    Bless the Lord all winds that blow:  

bless the Lord you fire and heat;

bless the Lord scorching wind and bitter cold:  

sing his praise and exalt him for ever.

6    Bless the Lord dews and falling snows:  

bless the Lord you nights and days;

bless the Lord light and darkness:  

sing his praise and exalt him for ever.

7    Bless the Lord frost and cold:  

bless the Lord you ice and snow;

bless the Lord lightnings and clouds:  

sing his praise and exalt him for ever.

8    O let the earth bless the Lord:  

bless the Lord you mountains and hills;

bless the Lord all that grows in the ground:  

sing his praise and exalt him for ever.

9    Bless the Lord you springs:  

bless the Lord you seas and rivers;

bless the Lord you whales and all that swim in the waters:  

sing his praise and exalt him for ever.

10  Bless the Lord all birds of the air:  

bless the Lord you beasts and cattle;

bless the Lord all people on earth:  

sing his praise and exalt him for ever.

11  O people of God bless the Lord:  

bless the Lord you priests of the Lord;

bless the Lord you servants of the Lord:  

sing his praise and exalt him for ever.

12  Bless the Lord all you of upright spirit:  

bless the Lord you that are holy and humble in heart;

bless the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit:  

sing his praise and exalt him for ever.

The Song of the Three 35–65