5. 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 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 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 the Church that evermore
lifteth holy hands above,
off'ring up on every 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. Pierpoint (1867, adapt.)
Publication Date: 1985
Topic: Family; Home; Processional Hymns (2 more...)
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Lord of all, to thee we raise
Tune Information
Name: DIX
Composer (desc.): S. H. Nicholson
Composer: C. Kocher (1838)
Key: G Major
Source: C. Kocher chorale, adapted 1861 from
Copyright: Descant used by permission of The Royal School of Church Music

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