I was flipping through a hymnbook that is new to me and I was reminded of this living song and just had to share it with you. I hope you like it as much as I do. 🙂 Let All Things Now Living, a song of thanksgiving.
Written by Katherine K Davis in 1939, Ms. Davis was an American woman who served as a teacher, classical music composer, and pianist. She also wrote The Little Drummer Boy (one of my favourite Christmas Songs). Born in Missouri she wrote her first composition at age 15. She died in 1980 at age 82. She willed all royalties from her music to Wellesley College where she was trained and taught. This has been a good support to the music program there.
Let all things now living a song of thanksgiving
To God the creator triumphantly raise.
Who fashioned and made us, protected and stayed us,
Who still guides us on to the end of our days.
God’s banners are o’er us, His light goes before us,
A pillar of fire shining forth in the night.
Till shadows have vanished and darkness is banished
As forward we travel from light into light.
His law he enforces, the stars in their courses
And sun in its orbit obediently shine;
The hills and the mountains, the rivers and fountains,
The deeps of the ocean proclaim him divine.
We too should be voicing our love and rejoicing;
With glad adoration a Song let us raise
Till all things now living unite in thanksgiving:
“To God in the highest, Hosanna and praise!”