341. 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 Thee we raise
this our hymn of grateful praise.

2 For the wonder 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,
for all gentle thoughts and mild: [Refrain]

4 For the church that evermore
lifteth holy hands above,
offering up on every shore
her pure sacrifice of love: [Refrain]

5 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]

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

Text Information
First Line: For the beauty of the earth
Title: For the Beauty of the Earth
Author: Folliott S. Pierpoint (1864, alt.)
Refrain First Line: Lord of all, to Thee we raise
Meter: with refrain
Language: English
Publication Date: 2010
Topic: The Church at Worship: Praise and Adoration; Church; Home and Family (1 more...)
Tune Information
Name: DIX
Composer: Conrad Kocher (1838)
Adapter: William Henry Monk (1861)
Meter: with refrain
Key: G Major
Notes: Higher key, No. 150

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