‘All things come of thee’ – Rutter

This morning, I woke up with a song in my heart. And the song was John Rutter’s ‘Look at the World’. Rutter’s song celebrates the bounty and marvel of creation, and made me think of how much of that abundance we enjoy in the Lake District. One verse in particular leapt out at me because it describes the Lake District so beautifully:

Look at the earth bringing forth fruit and flower,

Look at the sky the sunshine and the rain.

Look at the hills, look at the trees and mountains,

Valley and flowing river, field and plain.

Here are some photos that I think aptly illustrate the lines of lyrics above.

‘Look at the earth bringing forth fruit and flower’:

Fresh, delicate, colourful and beautiful - all words that characterise this vibrant carpet of bluebells in as much as they describe the bloom of a Cumbrian Spring. (Photo courtesy of www.cumbriaphoto.co.uk)

Fresh, delicate, colourful and beautiful – all words that characterise this vibrant carpet of bluebells in as much as they describe the bloom of a Cumbrian Spring. (Photo courtesy of www.cumbriaphoto.co.uk)

‘Look at the sky the sunshine and the rain’:

thirlmere lake district

Sunshine at Thirlmere makes a faithful reflection of its surroundings. (Photo reproduced courtesy of www.flickr.com/photos/tall-guy/7065298437.)

‘Look at the hills, look at the trees and mountains’:

elterwater winter

Elterwater: fall-blushed trees and sapphire-blue water, framed here in the background by snow covered mountains. (Photo by Andrew Heptinstall, courtesy of www.cumbriaphoto.co.uk.)

‘Valley and flowing river, field and plain:

high dam lake district

Flowing waters at High Dam, Finsthwaite. (Photo courtesy of www.cumbriaphoto.co.uk.)

Come and see all these lovely places for yourselves. Rutter ends his song with the following chorus:

Praise to thee, O Lord for all creation.

Give us thankful hearts that we may see

All the gifts we share, and every blessing,

All things come of thee.

lake windermere view from blenheim lodge, bowness on windermere, lake district

The blue blue waters of Lake Windermere and its surrounding mountains as seen from most of our bedrooms at Blenheim Lodge. Come and enjoy this view with us!

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