137. 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,

Christ, our God, to you we raise
this our sacrifice of praise.

2 For the beauty of each hour
of the day and of the night,
hill and vale, and tree and flower,
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 each perfect gift divine
to our race so freely given,
graces all of your design,
flowers of earth and buds of heaven, [Refrain]

6 For the church that evermore,
lifting holy hands above,
offers up on every shore
the pure sacrifice of love, [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: For the beauty of the earth
Author: Folliott Sandford Pierpoint, 1835-1917 (alt.)
Refrain First Line: Christ, ur God, to you we raise
Meter: 77.77.77
Language: English
Publication Date: 1999
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ; ; ;
Topic: Creation; Environment; Eucharist (8 more...)
Tune Information
Composer: David Evans ('E Arthur'), 1874-1948
Meter: 77.77.77
Key: G Major
Copyright: Music from the "Revised Church Hymnary" 1927 by permission of Oxford University Press

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