609. 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:
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 the Church, who evermore
Lifts her holy hands above,
Off'ring up on ev'ry shore
Her pure sacrifice of love:
Lord of all to you we raise
This our hymn of grateful praise.

6 For each perfect gift divine
To our world so freely giv'n,
Joys bestowed by love's design,
Flow'rs of earth and fruits of 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: Folliot S. Pierpoint, 1835-1917 (alt.)
Meter: 77 77 77
Language: English
Publication Date: 2012
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ;
Topic: Church; Creation; Harvest (5 more...)
Source: Lyra Eucharistica, 1864
Tune Information
Name: DIX
Composer: Conrad Kocher, 1786-1872
Adapter: William H. Monk, 1823-1889
Arranger: William H. Monk, 1823-1889
Meter: 77 77 77
Key: G Major or modal



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