Lance Foster (hengruh) wrote,
Lance Foster
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Brother Sun, Sister Moon: The Canticle of the Sun

Canticle of the Sun, by St. Francis of Assisi

Most High, all powerful, good Lord God, Yours are the praises, the glory, the honour, and every blessing, To You alone, most High, do they belong, and no man is worthy to mention Your name.

Praised be You, my Lord, with all Your creatures, especially Sir Brother Sun, Who is the day and through whom You give us light. And he is beautiful and radiant with great splendour; and bears a likeness of You, Most High One.

Praised be You, my Lord, through Sister Moon and the stars, in heaven you formed them clear and precious and beautiful.

Praised be You, my Lord, through Brother Wind, and through the air, cloudy and serene, and every kind of weather through which You give sustenance to Your creatures.

Praised be You, my Lord, through Sister Water, which is very useful and humble and precious and chaste.

Praised be You, my Lord, through Brother Fire, through whom You light the night, and he is beautiful and playful and robust and strong.

Praised be You, My Lord, through our Sister, Mother Earth, who sustains and governs us, and who produces varied fruits with coloured flowers and herbs.

Praised be You, My Lord, through those who give pardon for the sake of Your love, and bear infirmity and tribulation. Blessed are they who endure in peace, for by You, Most High, they shall be crowned.

Praised be You, my Lord, through our Sister Death, from whom no living man can escape. Woe only to those who die in mortal sin. Blessed are those whom death will find in Your most holy will, for the second death shall do them no harm.

Praise and bless my Lord and give Him thanks And serve Him with great humility.
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