46. 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 human love,
brother, sister, parent, child;
friends on earth, and friends above,
pleasures pure and undefiled:
Lord of all, to Thee we raise
this our hymn of grateful praise.

4 For Thy church that evermore
lifts her holy hands above,
Off'ring up on every shore
her pure sacrifice of love:
Lord of all, to Thee we raise
this our hymn of grateful praise.

5 For the joy of ear and eye,
for the heart and mind's delight,
for the mystic harmony
linking sense and sound and sight:
Lord of all, to Thee we raise
this our hymn of grateful praise.

6 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 Sandford Pierpoint (1864, alt.)
Meter: 7.7.7.7.7.7
Language: English
Publication Date: 2017
Topic: Revelation and Adoration
Tune Information
Name: DIX
Composer: Conrad Kocher (1836)
Adapter: William Henry Monk (1861)
Meter: 7.7.7.7.7.7
Key: G Major
Source: Harm. The English Hymnal, 1906



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