|Be praised, my Lord,
with all Thy works whate'er they be,
Our noble Brother Sun especially,
Whose brightness makes the light by which we see,
And he is fair and radiant, splendid and free,
A likeness and a type, Most High, of Thee.
|Be praised, my Lord, for Sister Moon and every Star
That Thou hast formed to shine so clear from heaven afar.
|Be praised, my Lord, for Brother Wind and Air,
Breezes and clouds and weather foul or fair -
To every one that breathes Thou givest a share.
|Be praised, my Lord, for Sister Water, sure
None is so useful, lowly, chaste and pure.
|Be praised, my Lord, for Brother Fire, whose light
Thou madest to illuminate the night,
And he is fair and jolly and strong and bright.
|Be praised, my Lord, for Sister Earth, our Mother,
Who nourishes and give us food and fodder,
And the green grass and flowers of every colour.
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