734. 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 ear and eye,
For the heart and mind’s delight,
For the mystic harmony
Linking sense to sound and sight: [Refrain]

4 For the joy of human love,
Brother, sister, parent, child,
Friends on earth, and friends above;
For all gentle thoughts and mild: [Refrain]

5 For your Church that evermore
Lifts its holy hands above,
Off'ring up on ev'ry shore
Its pure sacrifice of love: [Refrain]

6 For yourself, best Gift Divine,
To this world so freely giv'n;
Word Incarnate, God's design,
Peace on earth and joy in heav'n: [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: For the beauty of the earth
Title: For the Beauty of the Earth
Author: Folliott S. Pierpoint, 1835-1917 (alt.)
Meter: 7 7 7 7 77
Language: English
Publication Date: 2016
Topic: Praise
Tune Information
Name: DIX
Composer: Conrad Kocher, 1786-1872 (arr.)
Arranger: William H. Monk, 1823-1889
Meter: 7 7 7 7 77
Key: G Major or modal

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