40. 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,

Refrain:
Lord of all, to thee 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 flower,
sun and moon and stars of light, [Refrain]

3 For the joy of human love,
brother, sister, parent, child,
friends on earth and friends above;
for all gentle thoughts and mild, [Refrain]

4 For the church that evermore
lifteth holy hands above,
offering up on every shore
her pure sacrifice of love, [Refrain]

5 For thyself, best gift divine,
to the race so freely given;
for that great, great love of thine,
peace on earth and joy in heaven. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: For the beauty of the earth
Title: For the Beauty of the Earth
Author: Folliott S. Pierpoint, 1835-1917
Publication Date: 2001
Meter: 7.7.7.7.7.7.
Scripture: John 3:16; Psalm 8:3; Ecclesiastes 3:11; James 1:17; Psalm 148:9; 2 Timothy 2:8; Psalm 148:3; 2 Corinthians 9:15; Psalm 116:17
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: DIX
Composer: Conrad Kocher, 1786-1872
Arranger: William H. Monk, 1823-1889
Meter: 7.7.7.7.7.7.
Key: G Major or modal
Copyright: Public Domain



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