This article is about the Anglican hymn. All Things Bright and Beautiful is an Anglican hymn, also popular with other Christian tiny beautiful things pdf. The words are by Cecil Frances Alexander and were first published in her Hymns for Little Children. The piece can be sung to several melodies, in particular the 17th-century English melody “Royal Oak”, adapted by Martin Shaw, and “All Things Bright and Beautiful” by William Henry Monk.
There have also been other adaptations, such as a full choral piece by John Rutter. In earlier editions of the Church of Scotland’s Church Hymnary, the tunes “God in Nature” by John Stainer and “All Things Bright” by Frederick Arthur Gore Ouseley had been used. This section needs additional citations for verification.
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The hymn was first published in 1848 in Mrs Cecil Alexander’s Hymns for Little Children. It consists of a series of stanzas that elaborate upon verses of the Apostles’ Creed.