For All God's Creatures
George Appleton
O God, we thank thee,
for all the creatures thou hast made,
so perfect in their kind --
great animals like the elephant and the rhinoceros,
humorous animals like the camel and the monkey,
friendly ones like the dog and the cat,
working ones like the horse and the ox,
timid ones like the squirrel and the rabbit,
majestic ones like the lion and the tiger,
for birds with their songs.

O God, give us such love for thy creation,
that love may cast out fear,
and all thy creatures -- and thy creation,
see in men and women like us
their priest and their friend.
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