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74. 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;
Christ, our God, 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:
Christ, our God, to Thee we raise
This our hymn of grateful praise.

3 For the joy of human love,
Brother, sister, parent, child,
Friends on earth, and friends above,
For all gentle thoughts and mild:
Christ, our God, to Thee we raise
This our hymn of grateful praise.

4 For Thy Church that evermore
Lifteth holy hands above,
Off'ring up on ev'ry shore
Her pure sacrifice of love:
Christ, our God, to Thee we raise
This our hymn of grateful praise.

Text Information
First Line: For the beauty of the earth
Title: For the Beauty of the Earth
Author: Folliott S. Pierpoint, 1835-1917
Publication Date: 1970
Topic: Thanksgiving; Worship of God
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: DIX
Composer: Conrad Kocher, 1786-1872
Key: A♭ Major



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