184a. For the beauty of the earth

1 For the beauty of the earth,
for the beauty 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 sacrifice of 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 human love,
brother, sister, parent, child,
friends on earth, and friends above,
pleasures pure and undefiled: [Refrain]

4 For each perfect gift of thine,
to our race so freely given,
graces human and divine,
flowers of earth and buds of heaven: [Refrain]

5 For thy church which evermore
lifteth holy hands above,
offering up on every shore
her pure sacrifice of love, [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: For the beauty of the earth
Title: For the beauty of the earth
Author: Folliot Sandford Pierpoint, 1835-1917
Refrain First Line: Lord of all, to thee we raise
Meter: 77 77 77
Language: English
Publication Date: 2000
Scripture:
Topic: Year C: Proper 17; Harvest Festival; Joy, Praise and Thanksgiving (1 more...)
Tune Information
Name: DIX
Composer: Conrad Kocher, 1786-1872 (adapt.)
Adapter: William Henry Monk, 1823-1889
Meter: 77 77 77
Key: G Major



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