505. 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 flow'r,
sun and moon, and stars of light:
Lord of all, to thee 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 thee 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 thee we raise
this our hymn of grateful praise.

5 For thyself, best gift divine,
to our world so freely giv'n;
for that great, great love of thine,
peace on earth and joy in heav'n:
Lord of all, to thee 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 S. Pierpoint, 1835-1917 (abr., alt.)
Meter: 77 77 77
Language: English
Publication Date: 2021
Scripture: ; ; ;
Topic: Creation and Preservation
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: DIX
Composer: Conrad Kocher, 1786-1872 (alt.)
Meter: 77 77 77
Key: G Major or modal
Copyright: Public Domain



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