All Things Bright and Beautiful Hymn History

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Who wrote the words to the Anglican hymn 'All Things Bright and Beautiful'?

Cecil Frances Alexander

Who composed the hymn tune commonly sung with 'All Things Bright and Beautiful'?

William Henry Monk

When was the hymn 'All Things Bright and Beautiful' first published?

1848

What is another popular tune for the hymn 'All Things Bright and Beautiful'?

Royal Oak

What influenced Cecil Frances Alexander's composition of the hymn 'All Things Bright and Beautiful'?

Psalm 104

What does the hymn 'All Things Bright and Beautiful' elaborate upon?

The clause of the Apostles' Creed describing God as 'maker of heaven and earth'

What is the main focus of William Paley's Natural Theology?

God as the designer of the natural world

Where is the possible inspiration for Alexander's hymn text 'The purple-headed mountain, The river running by' attributed to?

Bellarena House in County Londonderry

What is the possible interpretation of the third verse in Alexander's hymn?

Expression of the equality of rich and poor in the eyes of God

Where did Alexander visit in 1848, with claims that it inspired her hymn?

Dunster in Somerset and Grabbist Hill

What does the hymn 'The rich man in his castle,/The poor man at his gate' assert?

The social positions have been ordained by God

What does William Paley cite as examples of complexity of design in his Natural Theology?

Wings and eyes

Where is Sir John Heygate's account of the hymn's inspiration from?

Benevenagh and Grabbist Hill

What does Alexander's Verses for Holy Seasons (1846) state about the rich and the poor?

"Their prayers to God are of equal importance: 'He listens, and He answers all'"

What is the hymn 'All Things Bright and Beautiful' commonly sung to?

A hymn tune composed by William Henry Monk

What inspired Cecil Frances Alexander's composition of the hymn 'All Things Bright and Beautiful' according to the text?

Both Psalm 104 and Samuel Taylor Coleridge's work

What does the hymn 'All Things Bright and Beautiful' elaborate upon?

The clause of the Apostles' Creed describing God as the maker of heaven and earth

Where was the hymn 'All Things Bright and Beautiful' first published?

In Mrs. Cecil Alexander's Hymns for Little Children

What does the text suggest may have influenced Alexander's composition of the hymn 'All Things Bright and Beautiful'?

'The 29th of May', a 17th-century English folk tune

Who composed the hymn tune commonly sung with 'All Things Bright and Beautiful'?

William Henry Monk

What does William Paley's Natural Theology argue for?

The complexity of design and God as the Divine Watchmaker

Which location is attributed as a possible inspiration for Alexander's hymn text 'The purple-headed mountain, The river running by'?

Benevenagh and the River Roe near Bellarena House in County Londonderry

What is the possible interpretation of the third verse in Alexander's hymn?

A theological view supporting the existing social order upheld by Divine providence

What influenced Cecil Frances Alexander's composition of the hymn 'All Things Bright and Beautiful'?

Her travels to Wales, Ireland, and England

Where did Alexander visit in 1848, with claims that it inspired her hymn?

All of the above

What does Alexander's Verses for Holy Seasons (1846) state about the rich and the poor?

The equality of rich and poor in the eyes of God

What is another possible inspiration for Alexander's hymn text 'The purple-headed mountain, The river running by'?

The landscape of Grabbist Hill and the River Avill near Dunster Village in Somerset

'The rich man in his castle,/The poor man at his gate' asserts:

Their social positions have been ordained by God

'All Things Bright and Beautiful' elaborates upon:

'wings' and 'eyes' as examples of complexity of design'

What does the hymn's third verse make reference to?

The rich man in his castle and the poor man at his gate

Where is the possible inspiration for Alexander's hymn text 'The purple-headed mountain, The river running by' attributed to?

Wales, Ireland, and England

Who is credited with a more credible account linking the hymn to specific locations in County Londonderry?

Sir John Heygate

What is the main focus of William Paley's Natural Theology?

Arguing for God as the designer of the natural world

What does the hymn 'All Things Bright and Beautiful' elaborate upon?

The complexity of nature and God as the Divine Watchmaker

What has been interpreted as an expression of the theological view that society is ordered and upheld by Divine providence?

The hymn's third verse

What does Alexander's Verses for Holy Seasons (1846) state about the rich and the poor?

'The poor man in his straw-roofed cottage, The rich man in his lordly hall' and states that their prayers to God are of equal importance

Where did Alexander visit in 1848 with claims that it inspired her hymn?

Llanwenarth House in Govilon, Monmouthshire

What does Sir John Heygate attribute 'the purple headed mountain' and 'the river running by' to?

'the purple headed mountain' to nearby Benevenagh, and 'the river running by' to the River Roe which flows past Bellerena House

What does an alternative interpretation of the third verse suggest about the equality of rich and poor?

That Alexander was expressing the equality of rich and poor in the eyes of God

Learn about the history and origins of the Anglican hymn 'All Things Bright and Beautiful' by Cecil Frances Alexander, along with the different hymn tunes it is commonly sung to.

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