All God's Creatures Have A Place In The Choir

Information About All God's Creatures Have A Place In The Choir

"All God's Critters Got A Place In the Choir" was composed by Bill Staines, an American folk musician and singer-songwriter from New England.

There are several popular versions of the original song including "All God's Creatures Got A Place in the Choir" and ' All God's Children Got a Place in the Choir".

A version of the song using just the title "A Place in the Choir" sung by Celtic Thunder has been immensely popular with adults.

Bill Staines is left-handed and plays a right-handed guitar upside-down and in 1975 he won a National Yodeling competition.

To find more information on the composer Bill Staines please check out Wikipedia.

Alternative Lyrics & Related Songs

Instead of "creatures" this version has "critters" and other animals

All God's critters got a place in the choir
Some sing low, some sing higher
Some sing out loud on the telephone wire
And some just clap their hands, or paws
Or anything they got.

Listen to the bass, it's the one on the bottom
Where the bullfrog croaks and the hippopotamus
Moans and groans with a big to-do
The old cow just goes MOOOOO

The dog and the cat pick up the middle
While the honey bee hums and the cricket fiddles
The donkey brays and the pony neighs
And the old coyote howls

All God's critters got a place in the choir
Some sing low, some sing higher
Some sing out loud on the telephone wire
And some just clap their hands, or paws
Or anything they got.

Listen to the top where the little birds sing
On the melody with the high note ringing
The hoot owl hollars over everything
And the jaybird disagrees

Singin' in the night-time, singin' in the day
Little duck quacks, and he's on his way
The possum ain't got much to say
And the porcupine talks to himself

All God's critters got a place in the choir
Some sing low, some sing higher
Some sing out loud on the telephone wire
And some just clap their hands, or paws
Or anything they got.

It's a simple song of livin' sung everywhere
By the ox and the fox and the grizzly bear
Grumpy alligator and the hawks above
Sly raccoon and the turtle dove.

All God's critters got a place in the choir
Some sing low, some sing higher
Some sing out loud on the telephone wire
And some just clap their hands, or paws
Or anything they got.

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Liz bufton, Australia

10 October 2013 at 2:25am

Love the song and video.desperately want to show it to children in church when we have a blessing of animals service.

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Krissi, United States

12 March 2013 at 5:25am

This song is SO Happy! Yay i love it! Wish i could find it in sheet music...

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Barbara, South Africa

3 February 2013 at 6:27am

Brings back wonderful memories of a very good friend who taught us this song!

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James, Canada

11 January 2013 at 10:57pm

Celti Thunder has nothing on Makem and Clancy. . . just saying

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Dennis, United Kingdom

23 November 2012 at 6:35pm

Great wee song.

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Molly, United Kingdom

20 October 2012 at 4:21pm

I learnt this at school! The Hawthorns! We had French people as like a year six trip and they'd come and stay at your house if u wanted them to and then when we went on Thursday we did singing and we learned this song and I loved it so when the French people came back to our house that next day we sang it all the time and we loved it!

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Chay, Canada

19 October 2012 at 1:01am

A few years back I seen Celtic Thunder, they performed this I LoL'd

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Alicia, United States

18 October 2012 at 12:37am

I first herd this so.g in my sophmore year of high school and looked it up to share with my 7 year old brother ..and the hole family libert it

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Rosemary, United States

16 July 2012 at 2:07am

What a great happy song! And fun to sing and hear! Great for clap along, too! I'm going to learn to play it on the harmonica if I can figure out which key to play it in. Anybody know? [email protected] Thank you.

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Maureen, United States

2 July 2012 at 3:14pm

I just heard / watched the Celtic Thunder version of this song and immediately went on a search for the words (hard to hear the words over the cheering audience in a few place). I love it! I've watched it about 12 times in two days! I love the idea of the St. Francis blessing.

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Elizabeth, Canada

24 April 2012 at 5:42pm

I love it - when I feel down it really cheers me up!

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Melissa, United States

16 April 2012 at 7:54pm

K LOVE this song, I'm going to try to introduce it this year at the Blessing of the Animals at our church (Feast of St. Francis of Assisi). It's perfect and lighthearted.

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Nikki, Canada

15 December 2011 at 2:43am

Seen a rockin' Celtic Thunder concert they sang tis song

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Pat, United States

17 August 2011 at 9:17pm

I just heard this with the Celtic Thunder recording on PBS such an upbeat song and sweet!

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Barb, United States

4 August 2011 at 8:36pm

Bet you can't listen to this without smiling and clapping! God welcomes us all into His choir.

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Mellaine, Jamaica

4 June 2011 at 3:17am

It sounds good and the tune sounds okay

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Smelly!!!, Belgium

20 May 2011 at 10:48am

yOYOY YOYOYOOYOYOO I LIKE PIE!

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Raquel, United States

11 May 2011 at 12:01pm

I love this song. We sing it in choir all the time!

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Twain Norman, Vanuatu

27 April 2011 at 11:12pm

I really love this song{ I tuff tumas}.

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Traeclyn Albright, United States

26 March 2011 at 8:39pm

I LOVE THIS SONG {live*laugh*love}

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This song has been printed from the BusSongs.com website.