2. 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,
Lord of all, to Thee we raise
This our hymn of grateful praise.

2 For the wonder of each hour
Of the day and of the night,
Hill and vale, and tree and flower,
Sun and moon, and stars of light,
Lord of all, to Thee 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 Thee 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 Thee we raise
This our hymn of grateful praise.

5 For Thy Church that evermore
Lifteth holy hands above,
Offering up on every shore
Her pure sacrifice of love,
Lord of all, to Thee 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: Folliott S. Pierpoint (1864)
Publication Date: 1955
Meter: 7.7.7.7.7.7.
Scripture: Psalm 33:5; Ecclesiastes 3:11; James 1:17
Refrain First Line: Lord of all, to Thee we raise
Tune Information
Name: DIX
Composer: Conrad Kocher (1838)
Meter: 7.7.7.7.7.7.
Incipit: 17121 443
Key: G Major or modal
Source: Abridged from a chorale by Conrad Kocher, 1838



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