298b. 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,
Christ, our God, to you 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,
Christ, our God, to you we raise
this our sacrifice of praise.

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,
Christ, our God, to you we raise
this our sacrifice of praise.

4 For the joy of human love,
brother, sister, parent, child,
friends on earth, and friends above,
pleasures pure and undefiled,
Christ, our God, to you we raise
this our sacrifice of praise.

5 For each perfect gift divine
to our race so freely given,
joys bestowed by love's design,
flowers of earth and fruits of heaven,
Christ, our God, to you we raise
this our sacrifice of praise.

Text Information
First Line: For the beauty of the earth
Author: F. S. Pierpoint (1835-1917)
Refrain First Line: Christ our God, to you we raise
Meter: 7 7 7 7 7 7
Publication Date: 1987
Topic: God's World: Marriage, Home, and Children; Pentecost 14: The Family; The Creation
Tune Information
Name: ASHBURTON
Composer: R. Jackson (1840-1914)
Meter: 7 7 7 7 7 7
Incipit: 33323 44444 43255
Key: E♭ Major
Notes: Alternative tunes: ENGLAND'S LANE (298a), DIX (99), LUCERNA LAUDONIAE (27b), NORICUM (27a)



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