The Writings of St. Francis of Assisi Hardcover – May 26, 2017 by St. Francis of Assisi (Author), Father Pascal Robinson (Translator)
This inexpensive edition of Saint Francis’s works uses the translations of Father Robinson. Produced in the early 20th Century, this translation is praised for its accuracy. However, modern readers may be uncomfortable with the archaic language.
Praise, glory and honor and benediction all, are Thine.
To Thee alone do they belong, most High,
And there is no man fit to mention Thee.
Praise be to Thee, my Lord, with all Thy creatures,
Especially to my worshipful brother sun,
The which lights up the day, and through him dost Thou brightness give;
And beautiful is he and radiant with splendor great;
Of Thee, most High, signification gives.
Praised be my Lord, for sister moon and for the stars,
In heaven Thou hast formed them clear and precious and fair.
Praised be my Lord for brother wind
And for the air and clouds and fair and every kind of weather,
By the which Thou givest to Thy creatures nourishment.
Praised be my Lord for sister water,
The which is greatly helpful and humble and precious and pure.
The book is available in both print and eBook versions. . There are free versions of the Robinson translation on the Internet Archive and other sources