'All Creatures Of Our God And King' Elevation Worship Live Performance

'All Creatures Of Our God And King' Elevation Worship Live Performance

Elevation Worship performs their version of the traditional hymn ‘All Creatures of Our God and King.'

“All creatures of our God and King
Life up your voice and with us sing
O praise Him, Alleluia
Thou burning sun with golden beam
Thou silver moon with softer gleam
O praise Him, O praise Him
Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia”

The singer is playing this well-known song through a synthesizer, which is simply adding a sound effect to his voice when he sings the lyrics. It is a cool effect that brings a different take on this traditional song. And when the band kicks in half way through the song, it really brings this hymn to a fun and contemporary place.

“I just love electronic music and have experienced God through it so much…love the fresh creative take on this song,”says one YouTube user. It is great to see when people connect to God through different avenues of music.

The lyrics of "All Creatures of Our God and King" are some of the oldest written words that are used in hymnals. It was initially written by St Francis of Assisi in 1225 in the Canticle of the Sun poem, which was based on Psalm 148:7-13.

“Praise the Lord from the earth,
you great sea creatures and all ocean depths,
lightning and hail, snow and clouds,
stormy winds that do his bidding,
you mountains and all hills,
fruit trees and all cedars,
wild animals and all cattle,
small creatures and flying birds,
kings of the earth and all nations,
you princes and all rulers on earth,
young men and women,
old men and children.
Let them praise the name of the Lord,
for his name alone is exalted;
his splendor is above the earth and the heavens.” – Psalm 148:7-13

Later, the words of ‘All Creatures of Our God and King” were translated into English by William Henry Draper, who paraphrased the words and set them to music. Draper wrote it for a children’s festival at his church, and it was later published for the first time in a hymn book in 1919. The hymn is currently used in 179 different hymn books around the world.