Another venerable children’s hymn. I enjoyed writing new words to this when we had an All Age service celebrating Creation in 2008. These words follow the parts in this post. The 2 flutes are given parts that intertwine like two birds flying in the sky. The earth-level harmonies are given to a brass quartet and bassoon.

All things bright & beautiful – Tuba

All things bright & beautiful – Trumpet in Bb

All things bright & beautiful – Trombone

All things bright & beautiful – Horn

All things bright & beautiful – Flute2

All things bright & beautiful – Flute

All things bright & beautiful – Bassoon

 

All things bright and beautiful,

All creatures great and small,

All things wise and wonderful:

The Lord God made them all.

 

From Aardvark through to Zinnia;

Amoeba to Blue Whale –

He made their genes and gender;

Each tendril, trunk and tail.

 

All things quaint and quizzical

All species short and tall.

All things odd and interesting:

Our Lord God made them all.

 

He gave us brains for thinking.

He gave us hearts to care

For all his great Creation;

For creatures everywhere.

 

All things that are African

All things that climb or crawl –

Found in fynbos, veld and vlei,

Our Lord God made them all.