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,

Refrain:
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: 7.7.7.7.7.7. 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: 7.7.7.7.7.7. Trochaic
Key: A♭ Major
Notes: 581 H in 1891 Offices of Worship and Hymns



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