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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,

Refrain:
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
Meter: 7.7.7.7.77
Scripture: 1 Timothy 2:8
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)
Meter: 7.7.7.7.77
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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