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All Things Bright & Beautiful.

The words to the Hymn “All Things Bright and Beautiful” were written by Irish woman Mrs Cecil Frances (Fanny) Alexander, and published in 1848, at the end of the Great Famine.

Her words were possibly inspired by a verse from a poem by Samuel Taylor Coleridge, “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner”, quote: –

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

“He prayeth best, who loveth best
All things great and small;
For the dear God who loveth us,
He made and loveth all.”

All Things Bright and Beautiful

All things bright and beautiful.
All creatures great and small.
All things wise and wonderful.
‘Twas God that made them all.

Each little flower that opens.
Each little bird that sings.
He made their glowing colors
And made their tiny wings.

The poor man in his straw-roofed cottage,
The rich man in his lordly hall,
The old man’s voice, the child’s first whisper,
He listens, and He answers all.

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