It is set to an un-named tune by Kevin Mayhew (b 1942) which has a 4/4 time-signature. In the key of G the first few notes are D D d d BG E
It is still available in some in-print hymnals, including Hymns Old and New Catholic Edition (2009), and the Celebration Hymnal for Everyone.
Instrumental - organ:
Instrumental - piano:
LyricsThe lyrics are copyright so cannot be reproduced here. But they are currently available on this website.
It has a four-line chorus which is repeated after every verse. The verses are also four lines long - the 2nd and 4th lines are just "alleluia". A rough outline is:
All the nation of the earth,
Praise the lord who brings to birth
The greatest star the smallest flower,
1 Let the heavens praise the Lord ...
2 Hills and valleys, praise the Lord ...
3 Deep sea water, praise the Lord ...
4 Roaring lion, praise the Lord ...
5 Kings and rulers (alt: Earthly monarchs), praise the lord