572. 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:
Lord of all, to you we raise
This our hymn of grateful 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:
Lord of all, to you we raise
This our hymn of grateful praise.

4 For the joy of human love,
Brother, sister, parent, child,
Friends on earth, and friends above;
For all gentle thoughts and mild:
Lord of all, to you we raise
This our hymn of grateful praise.

5 For your church, that evermore
Lifts its holy hands above;
Off'ring up on every shore
Itspure sacrifice of love:
Lord of all, to you we raise
This our hymn of grateful praise.

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:
Lord of all, to you we raise
This our hymn of grateful praise.

Text Information
First Line: For the beauty of the earth
Title: For the Beauty of the Earth
Author: Folliot S. Pierpont, 1835-1917
Meter: 7 7 7 7 77
Scripture: Psalm 105; Psalm 148; James 1:17
Topic: Time
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Lord of all, to you we raise
Tune Information
Name: DIX
Arranger: William H. Monk, 1823-1889
Composer: Conrad Kocher, 1786-1872
Meter: 7 7 7 7 77
Key: G Major or modal



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