God of Autumn
Let all Thy creatures bless Thee
by Thomas Traherne (1637-74)
Let all Thy creatures bless Thee O Lord, and my soul praise and bless Thee for them all.
I give Thee thanks for the being Thou givest unto the heavens, sun, moon, stars, and elements; to beasts, plants, and all other bodies of the earth; to the fowls of the air, the fishes of the sea.
I give Thee thanks for the beauty of colours, for the harmony of sounds, for the pleasantness of odours, for the sweetness of meats, for the warmth and softness of our raiment, and for all my five senses, and all the pores of my body, so curiously made…, and for the preservation as well as use of all my limbs and senses…
Above all, I praise Thee for manifesting Thyself unto me, whereby I am made capable of praise and magnify Thy name for evermore.