538. 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, [Refrain]

3 For the joy of human love,
brother, sister, parent, child.
friends on earth, and friends above,
pleasures pure and undefiled, [Refrain]

4 For your church that evermore
lifts its holy hands above,
off'ring up on ev'ry shore
its pure sacrifice of love, [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: For the beauty of the earth
Title: For the Beauty of the Earth
Author: Folliott Sandford Pierpoint (1864, alt.)
Meter: Trochaic
Language: English
Publication Date: 1995
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ; ;
Topic: Adoration and Praise; Church--Foundation and nature; Family Life (2 more...)
Tune Information
Name: DIX
Composer: Konrad Kocher (1838)
Meter: Trochaic
Key: A♭ Major
Notes: 581 H in 1891 Offices of Worship and Hymns

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