226. 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:]
God of all, to you 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 human love,
brother, sister, parent, child,
friends on earth and friends above,
for all gentle thoughts and mild, [Refrain]

4 For each perfect gift sublime
to our race so freely given;
graces human and divine,
flowers of earth and buds of heaven. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: For the beauty of the earth
Title: For the Beauty of the Earth
Author: Folliott Sandford Pierpoint (1864, alt.)
Publication Date: 1996
Meter: 7 7 7 7 7 7
Topic: God: Praise and Thanksgiving; ADORATION AND PRAISE; Arts and Literature (39 more...)
Language: English
Refrain First Line: God of all, to you we raise
Notes: Alt tune: DIX
Tune Information
Name: LUCERNA LAUDONIAE
Composer: David Evans (1927)
Meter: 7 7 7 7 7 7
Key: G Major or modal
Copyright: Music used by permission of Oxford University Press.



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