All things which live below the sky
All things which live below the sky. Edward John Brailsford* (1841-1921).
First published in the Wesleyan Methodist School Hymnal (1911), and then in SofPE, with seven stanzas:
All things which live below the sky, Or move within the sea,Are creatures of the Lord most high, And brothers unto me.
I love to hear the robin sing, Perched on the highest bough;To see the rook with purple wing Follow the shining plough.
I love to watch the swallow skim The river in his flight;To mark, when day is growing dim, The glow-worm’s silvery light;
The sea-gull whiter than the foam, The fish that dart beneath;The lowing cattle coming home; The goats upon the heath.
God taught the wren to build...
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