578. For the Beauty of the Earth

1 For the beauty of the earth,
For the glory of the skies,
For the love which from our birth
Over and around us lies:

Refrain:
Lord of all, to Thee we raise
This our hymn of grateful praise.

2 For the beauty of each hour
Of the day and of the night,
Hill and vale, and tree and flower,
Sun and moon, and stars of light: [Refrain]

3 For the joy of ear and eye,
For the heart and mind's delight,
For the mystic harmony
Linking sense to sound and sight: [Refrain]

4 For the joy of human love,
Brother, sister, parent, child,
Friends on earth, and friends above;
For all gentle thoughts and mild: [Refrain]

5 For Thy church, that evermore
Lifteth holy hands above,
Offering up on every shore
Her pure sacrifice of love: [Refrain]

6 For Thyself, best Gift Divine!
To our race so freely given;
For that great, great love of Thine,
Peace on earth, and joy in heaven: [Refrain]

Amen.

Text Information
First Line: For the beauty of the earth
Title: For the Beauty of the Earth
Author: Folliot S. Pierpoint, 1835-1917
Meter: 77.77.77.
Language: English
Publication Date: 2011
Scripture: ;
Topic: Occasional Services: Thanksgiving; Family; Nature (3 more...)
Tune Information
Name: DIX
Composer: Conrad Kocher, 1786-1872
Arranger: W. H. Monk, 1823-1889
Meter: 77.77.77.
Key: G Major or modal



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