Praise God for you, my Brother Sun

Praise God for you, my Brother Sun

Author: St. Francis of Assisi; Versifier: Rusty Edwards
Tune: COREA
Published in 1 hymnal

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1. Praise God for you, my Brother Sun
   you are the gift of days —
   A touch of God each time I feel
   the warmth within your rays.
   A touch of God each time I feel
   the warmth within your rays.

2. Praise God for you, my Sister Moon
   and all my Sister Stars.
   From your clear light all beauty shines:
   Reflected grace is ours.
   From your clear light all beauty shines:
   Reflected grace is ours.

3. Praise God for you, my Brother Wind
   for storm and breeze and cloud.
   Lifegiving is the Breath of God
   that blows away death's shroud.
   Lifegiving is the Breath of God
   that blows away death's shroud.

4. My Water Sister, hear this song
   above your gentle flow.
   You do not seem to realize
   the love of God you show!
   You do not seem to realize
   the love of God you show!

5. Praise God for you, my Brother Fire.
   You burn away the night.
   Through heat and flame you prove your strength
   and bring my soul delight.
   Through heat and flame you prove your strength
   and bring my soul delight.

6. Praise God for you, Dear Mother Earth
   sustaining globe and friend.
   All Eden's fragrance stems from you
   as God's own sweet Amen.
   All Eden's fragrance stems from you
   as God's own sweet Amen.


Source: The Yes of the Heart #3

Author: St. Francis of Assisi

St. Francis of Assisi (Italian: San Francesco d'Assisi, born Giovanni di Pietro di Bernardone, but nicknamed Francesco ("the Frenchman") by his father, 1181/1182 – October 3, 1226) was an Italian Catholic friar and preacher. He founded the men's Order of Friars Minor, the women’s Order of St. Clare, and the Third Order of Saint Francis for men and women not able to live the lives of itinerant preachers followed by the early members of the Order of Friars Minor or the monastic lives of the Poor Clares. Though he was never ordained to the Catholic priesthood, Francis is one of the most venerated religious figures in history. Francis' father was Pietro di Bernardone, a prosperous silk merchant. Francis lived the high-spirited life typic… Go to person page >

Versifier: Rusty Edwards

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First Line: Praise God for you, my Brother Sun
Author: St. Francis of Assisi
Versifier: Rusty Edwards

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The Yes of the Heart #3

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