531. 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:
Lord of all, to you 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 flow'r,
Sun and moon and stars of light:
Lord of all, to you we raise
This our hymn of grateful praise.

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

4 For the joy of human love,
Brother, sister, parent, child,
Friends on earth and friends above;
For all gentle thoughts and mild:
Lord of all, to you we raise
This our hymn of grateful praise.

5 For your Church, that evermore
Lifts its holy hands above,
Off'ring up on ev'ry shore
Its pure sacrifice of love:
Lord of all, to you we raise
This our hymn of grateful praise.

6 For yourself, best gift divine!
To this world so freely giv'n;
Word incarnate, God's design,
Peace on earth and joy in heav'n:
Lord of all, to you we raise
This our hymn of grateful praise.

Text Information
First Line: For the beauty of the earth
Title: For the Beauty of the Earth
Author: Folliott Sandford Pierpoint, 1835-1917 (alt.)
Refrain First Line: Lord of all, to you we raise
Language: English
Publication Date: 1994
Topic: Community; Creation; Gratitude (1 more...)
Tune Information
Name: DIX
Composer: Konrad Kocher, 1786-1872 (adapt.)
Meter: 77 77 77
Key: G Major
Source: Adapted 1861 from a chorale by Konrad Kocher, 1786-1872



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