A Song of Creation

I Invocation

O all ye works of the Lord, bless ye the Lord;
praise Him and magnify Him for ever.
O ye angels of the Lord, bless ye the Lord;
praise Him and magnify Him for ever.

II The Cosmic Order

O ye Heavens, bless ye the Lord;
O ye waters that be above the firmament, bless ye the Lord;
O all ye powers of the Lord, bless ye the Lord;
praise Him and magnify Him for ever.

O ye Sun and Moon, bless ye the Lord;
O ye stars of Heaven, bless ye the Lord;
O ye showers and dew, bless ye the Lord;
praise Him and magnify Him for ever.

O ye winds of God, bless ye the Lord;
O ye fire and heat, bless ye the Lord;
O ye winter and summer, bless ye the Lord;
praise Him and magnify Him for ever.

O ye dews and frosts, bless ye the Lord;
O ye frost and cold, bless ye the Lord;
O ye ice and snow, bless ye the Lord;
praise Him and magnify Him for ever.

O ye nights and days, bless ye the Lord;
O ye light and darkness, bless ye the Lord;
O ye lightnings and clouds, bless ye the Lord;
praise Him and magnify Him for ever.

III The Earth and its Creatures

O let the Earth bless the Lord;
O ye mountains and hills, bless ye the Lord;
O all ye green things upon the Earth, bless ye the Lord;
praise Him and magnify Him for ever.

O all ye fowls of the air, bless ye the Lord;
O all ye beasts and cattle, bless ye the Lord;
O ye children of men, bless ye the Lord;
praise Him and magnify Him for ever.

IV The People of God

O ye people of God, bless ye the Lord;
O ye priests of the Lord, bless ye the Lord;
O ye servants of the Lord, bless ye the Lord;
praise Him and magnify Him for ever.

O ye spirits and souls of the righteous, bless ye the Lord;
O ye holy and humble men of heart, bless ye the Lord.
Let us bless the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit;
praise Him and magnify Him for ever.
 

[a/k/a Canticle 1; Benedicite, omnia opera Domini]
[Anglican/Episcopal]