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137. 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,

Refrain:
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, [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 each perfect gift divine
to our race so freely given,
graces all of your design,
flowers of earth and buds of heaven, [Refrain]

6 For the church that evermore,
lifting holy hands above,
offers up on every shore
the pure sacrifice of love, [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: For the beauty of the earth
Author: Folliott Sandford Pierpoint, 1835-1917
Refrain First Line: Christ, ur God, to you we raise
Meter: 77.77.77
Language: English
Publication Date: 1999
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ; ; ;
Topic: Creation; Environment; Eucharist (8 more...)
Tune Information
Name: LUCERNA LAUDONIAE
Composer: David Evans ('E Arthur'), 1874-1948
Meter: 77.77.77
Key: G Major
Copyright: Music from the "Revised Church Hymnary" 1927 by permission of Oxford University Press



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