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353. For the Beauty of the Earth

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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,
offering up on every shore
her pure sacrifice of love, (Refrain)

6 For thyself, best gift divine,
to the world so freely given;
for that great, great love of thine,
peace on earth and joy in heaven. (Refrain)

Text Information
First Line: For the beauty of the earth
Title: For the Beauty of the Earth
Author: Folliot S. Pierpoint (1864, alt.)
Publication Date: 1990
Meter: 7.7.7.7.7.7.
Scripture: 2 Timothy 2:8; Psalm 8:3; Psalm 116:17; Psalm 148:3-9; Ecclesiastes 3:11; James 1:17
Topic: God in Creation: God's Work in Nature
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: DIX
Composer: Conrad Kocher (1838)
Harmonizer: William H. Monk (1861)
Meter: 7.7.7.7.7.7.
Key: G Major



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