879. 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:
Christ, our God, to thee we raise
this our sacrifice of 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 ear and eye,
for the heart and mind’s delight,
for the mystic harmony
linking sense to sound and sight: [Refrain]

4 For the joy of human love,
brother, sister, parent, child,
friends on earth, and friends above;
for all gentle thoughts and mild: [Refrain]

5 For each perfect gift of thine,
peace on earth and joy in heav'n;
for thyself, best gift divine,
to our world so freely giv'n: [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: For the beauty of the earth
Title: For the Beauty of the Earth
Author: Folliott S. Pierpoint, 1835-1917
Refrain First Line: Christ, our God, to thee we raise
Meter: 7 7 7 7 7 7
Language: English
Publication Date: 2006
Topic: Family; Praise, Thanksgiving; Songs for Children (1 more...)
Tune Information
Name: DIX
Composer: Conrad Kocher, 1786-1872
Meter: 7 7 7 7 7 7
Key: G Major



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