429. 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,
Christ our God, to thee 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,
Christ our God, to thee we raise
this our sacrifice of praise.

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

4 For the joy of human love,
brother, sister, parent, child,
friends on earth and friends above,
for all gentle thoughts and mild,
Christ our God, to thee we raise
this our sacrifice of praise.

5 For each perfect gift of thine
to our race so freely given,
graces human and divine,
flowers of earth and buds of heaven,
Christ our God, to thee we raise
this our sacrifice of praise.

Text Information
First Line: For the beauty of the earth
Title: For the Beauty of the Earth
Author: Folliot Sandford Pierpont (1835-1917)
Publication Date: 1998
Meter: 77 77 77
Scripture: Psalm 95; Philippians 1:3-11; Philippians 4:1-9
Topic: Creation; Aniversary of Parish/Church; Family (1 more...)
Language: English
Notes: Alt. tune DIX 160
Tune Information
Name: ENGLAND'S LANE
Adapter and Harmonizer: Geoffrey Turton Shaw (1879-1943)
Meter: 77 77 77
Source: English trad.
Copyright: Harm. © Oxford University Press



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