181b. 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 and sign
of your love so freely given,
graces human and divine,
flowers of earth and buds of heaven: [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: For the beauty of the earth
Author: Folliot Sandford Pierpoint (1835-1917)
Publication Date: 2005
Meter: 7777 and refrain
Scripture: 1 Timothy 6:17; Hebrews 13:15; James 1:17; Jeremiah 33:11; Psalm 23:6; Psalm 103:2
Topic: Our Response to God: in adoration and gratitude; The Activity of God: God in human expereince; The Church Celebrates: Family, Friendship, and Marriage (7 more...)
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Christ, our God, to you we raise
Tune Information
Composer: John Joubert (b. 1927)
Meter: 7777 and refrain
Key: d minor or modal
Copyright: © Novello & Co., Ltd.

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