Story Behind ‘All Creatures Of Our God And King’ Hymn

Written by on July 17, 2022

From the grateful heart of a devoted Italian monk in the year 1225 came this beautiful message.

As a great lover of nature, Saint Francis of Assisi saw the hand of God in all creation. He demonstrated through his own life all the tender, humble, forgiving spirit and absolute trust in God that his hymn urges others to have. At the age of 25, St. Francis left an indulgent fife as a soldier, renounced his inherited wealth, and determined to live meagerly and imitate the selfless life of Christ.

Throughout his life, Saint Francis appreciated the importance of church music and encouraged singing in his monastery. He wrote more than 60 hymns for this purpose. The beautiful expressions of praise in All Creatures of Our God and King have endured throughout the centuries.

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