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,

Refrain:
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
Name: LUCERNA LAUDONIAE
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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