Cecil Frances Alexander was working with her pupils in Sunday School. As some of her pupils were struggling to understand the Apostles Creed and portions of the catechism, she began to convert these truths into songs for children to explain the Christian faith and understanding.
The creed begins with, “I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord.” It was for the phrase, Maker of Heaven and Earth that she wrote her hymn called, ALL THINGS BRIGHT AND BEAUTIFUL. This was one of the hymns Alexander published in her 1848 book entitled, "Hymns for Little Children." This publication became one of the most successful hymn-publishing projects in history, going through over one hundred editions.
Her hymn reminds us of such a wonderful truth that not only has God made all these bright and beautiful creations but He has also given us eyes to see them and lips to tell of them.