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Song of Brother Sun by St. Francis of Assisi





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Song of Brother Sun

St. Francis of Assisi was born in 1181 in the Italian town of Assisi.
The poetry of St. Francis often praised nature as an example of God’s greatness.

This nyght with tender thoughts upon our hertes, let us think of the blessings of nature. Let us sing this song of beauty written by St. Francis, one of the earliest surviving poems.

Song of Brother Sun

Praise be to you, my Lord, for all your creatures,
Above all Brother Sun
Who brings us the day, and lends us his light;
Beautiful is he, radiant with great splendor,
And speaks to us of you, O most high.
Praise to you, my Lord, for Sister Moon and for the stars;
In heaven you have set them, clear and precious and fair.
Praise to you, my Lord, for Brother Wind,
For air and clouds, for calm and all weather
By which you support life in all your creatures.
Praise to you, my Lord, for Sister Water
Which is so helpful and humble, precious and pure.
Praise to you , my Lord, for Brother Fire,
By whom you light up the night;
and fair is he, and joyous, and mighty, and strong.
Praise to you, my Lord, for our sister, Mother Earth,
Who sustains and directs us,
And brings forth varied fruits, and plants,
and flowers bright.

As the birds singeth in the braunches and frogs leapeth across a brook, let us remember the creatures who may suffer this nyght. Our hertes are with all under Brother Sun.

With love this nyght,

Lady Sharon
Scribe of Camelot



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