God, who touchest earth with beauty

God, who touchest earth with beauty

Author: Mary Susanne Edgar
Published in 62 hymnals

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1 God, who touches earth with beauty,
Make me lovely, too,
With Thy Spirit recreate me,
Make my heart anew.

2 Like Thy springs and running waters,
Make me crystal pure,
Like Thy rocks of towering grandeur
Make me strong and sure.

3 Like the dancing waves in sunlight,
Make me glad and free,
Like the straightness of the pine trees,
Let me upright be.

4 Like the arching of the heavens,
Lift my thoughts above,
Turn my dreams to noble action,
Ministries of love.

5 God, who touches earth with beauty,
Make me lovely, too,
Keep me ever, by Thy Spirit,
Pure and strong and true.

Amen.

Source: Worship and Service Hymnal: For Church, School, and Home #508

Author: Mary Susanne Edgar

Mary Susannah Edgar was a Canadian author born in Sundridge, Ontario on May 23, 1889. Her schooling took her from Sundridge to Barrie High School and Havergal College, Toronto. She is the author of several books, one-act plays and hymns, the most famous of them being "God Who Touchest Earth with Beauty," which has been translated into several languages and placed in hymnals around the world. She was the daughter of Joseph Edgar and Mary Little, from Sundridge, Ontario. In 1922 she opened a girls' camp near Sundridge on Lake Bernard, called Glen Bernard. Mary Edgar continued as the camp's director until her retirement in 1956. Her life was devoted to working with girls and camping through many local, provincial and national organizatio… Go to person page >

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Instances (1 - 10 of 10)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Baptist Hymnal 1991 #500Audio
Chalice Hymnal #514
Common Praise (1998) #422
Hymns of the Saints: Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints #172
Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #736Audio
Small Church Music #1456Audio
Small Church Music #3032Audio
Small Church Music #3487Audio
Together in Song: Australian hymn book II #610
Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #310
Include 52 pre-1979 instances



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