By St Francis of Assisi
Praise to God with all the creatures,
Especially Brother Sun,
Who is the day that gives us light.
And the sun is beautiful and radiant with great
Bearing God’s likeness.
Praise for our Sister moon and the stars
In the heavens bright, precious, and fair.
Praise for our Brothers Wind and Air,
And fair and stormy, all weather’s moods,
That cherish all creation.
Praise for our Sister Water,
So useful, humble, precious and pure.
Praise for our Brother Fire,
Who lights the nights and is beautiful and playful and robust and strong.
Praise for our Sister,
Who sustains and governs us,
Producing varied fruits with colored flowers and
Praise for those who grant pardon out of love.
Blessed are those who endure in peace.