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.

[Refrain:]
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
Name: MOSELEY
Composer: John Joubert (b. 1927)
Meter: 7777 and refrain
Key: d minor or modal
Copyright: © Novello & Co., Ltd.



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