God, who touchest earth with beauty

God, who touchest earth with beauty

Author: Mary Susanne Edgar
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1 God, who touchest earth with beauty,
Make my heart anew;
With Thy Spirit recreate me,
Pure and strong and true.

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

3 Like Thy 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 touchest earth with beauty,
Make my heart anew;
Keep me ever, by Thy Spirit,
Pure and strong and true.

Source: The Hymnbook #102

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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