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21. For the Beauty of the Earth

1 For the beauty of the earth,
for the splendor of the skies,
for the love which from our birth
over and around us lies:
Source of all, to thee we raise
this, our hymn of grateful praise.

2 For the joy of ear and eye,
for the heart and mind's delight,
for the mystic harmony
linking sense to sound and sight:
Source of all, to thee we raise
this, our hymn of grateful praise.

3 For the wonder of each hour
of the day and of the night,
hill and vale and tree and flower,
sun and moon and stars of light:
Source of all, to thee we raise
this, our hymn of grateful praise.

4 For the joy of human care,
sister, brother, parent, child,
for the kinship we all share,
for all gentle thoughts and mild:
Source of all, 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 Sandford Pierpoint, 18365-1917 (adapt.)
Meter: 7.7.7.7.7.7.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1993
Topic: Transcending Mystery and Wonder: Praise and Transcendence; Celebration and Praise; Earth (4 more...)
Tune Information
Name: DIX
Composer: Conrad Kocher, 1756-1872 (abr.)
Meter: 7.7.7.7.7.7.
Key: G Major or modal



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