All Things Bright and Beautiful

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All things bright and beautiful,
All creatures great and small,
All things wise and wonderful –
The Lord God made them all.

Each little flower that opens,
Each little bird that sings,
He made their glowing colours,
He made their tiny wings.

The purple-headed mountain,
The river running by,
The sunset, and the morning
That brightens up the sky:

The cold wind in the winter,
The pleasant summer sun,
The ripe fruits in the garden,
He made them every one.

He gave us eyes to see them,
And lips that we might tell
How great is God Almighty,
Who has made all things well!

Summertime – a chance to marvel at God’s creations in the world of nature! Some are listed in this song by Mrs. Cecil Alexander,alexander_cf2 who was the wife of William Alexander, an Irish bishop. She wrote a number of hymns for children in an attempt to simplify and help them understand the statements of belief in The Apostles’ Creed . The Creed statement about creation says, “I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord.” This is based on Genesis 1:31 – “God saw everything that He had made, and it was very good.” (NIV) Mrs. Alexander continued writing such hymns for children, many of which were published in her 1848 book, Hymns for Little Children.

She wrote a number of hymns for children in an attempt to simplify and help them understand the statements of belief in The Apostles’ Creed Click To Tweet
WORDS: CECIL FRANCES ALEXANDER; MUSIC: WILLIAM HENRY MONK; ALTERNATE TUNES BY JOHN RUTTER; JULIE GAULKE
S.A. SONG BOOK, 1987 EDITION, #25; 2015 EDITION, #3
REFERENCES: MORGAN, ROBERT J., THEN SINGS MY SOUL, BOOK 2; USAWEST.ORG
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National Day for Truth and Reconciliation is September 30th

THE SALVATION ARMY OSHAWA LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

The Salvation Army Oshawa acknowledges the many Indigenous nations with longstanding relationships with the territories upon which our Church and our Community & Family Services are located. We acknowledge the land is covered under the Williams Treaties, and is part of the traditional territories of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

These ancestral and treaty lands; the present-day home to many First Nations, Metis, and Inuit people is where we meet, share hope, and build community.

We reflect on knowing the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home. We are treaty people, it is our privilege to build relationships through reconciliation.

While we cannot undo the past, we are committed to a different future and doing our part to contribute to an equitable, just, and grace-filled society.