537b. 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 sacrifice of 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,
pleasures pure and undefiled: [Refrain]

4 For each perfect gift of thine,
to our race so freely given,
graces human and divine,
flowers of earth and buds of heaven: [Refrain]

5 For thy church which evermore
lifteth holy hands above,
offering up on every shore
her pure sacrifice of love, [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: For the beauty of the earth
Author: Folliott Sandford Pierpoint (1835-1917)
Refrain First Line: Lord of all, to thee we raise
Meter: 77 77 and refrain
Publication Date: 2013
Scripture: ;
Topic: Beauty; Children and All-Age Worship; Church: Universal (9 more...)
Tune Information
Composer: David Evans (1874-1948)
Meter: 77 77 and refrain
Key: A♭ Major
Copyright: From The Church Hymnary, revised edition, 1927, Reproduced by permission of Oxford University Press. All rights reserved.

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