463. 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:

Lord of all, to Thee we raise
This our hymn of grateful praise.

2 For the wonder of each hour
Of the day and of the night,
Hill and vale, and tree and flow'r,
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 Thy Church that evermore
Lifts her holy hands above,
Off'ring up on ev'ry shore
Her pure sacrifice of love: (Refrain)

Text Information
First Line: For the beauty of the earth
Title: For the Beauty of the Earth
Author: F. S. Pierpont, 1835-1917 (alt.)
Refrain First Line: Lord of all, to Thee we raise
Meter: 77 77 77
Language: English
Publication Date: 1996
Topic: Trinity 14
Tune Information
Composer: L. M. Lindeman, 1812-87
Meter: 77 77 77
Key: D Major

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