Folliott Sandford Pierpoint

Short Name: Folliott Sandford Pierpoint
Full Name: Pierpoint, Folliott Sandford, 1835-1917
Birth Year: 1835
Death Year: 1917

Pierpoint, Folliott Sandford, M.A., son of William Home Pierpoint of Bath, was born at Spa Villa, Bath, Oct. 7, 1835, and educated at Queen's College, Cambridge, graduating in classical honours in 1871. He has published The Chalice of Nature and Other Poems, Bath, N.D. This was republished in 1878 as Songs of Love, The Chalice of Nature, and Lyra Jesu. He also contributed hymns to the Churchman's Companion (London Masters), the Lyra Eucharistica, &c. His hymn on the Cross, "0 Cross, O Cross of shame," appeared in both these works. He is most widely known through:—

"For the beauty of the earth." Holy Communion, or Flower Service. This was contributed to the 2nd edition of Orby Shipley's Lyra Eucharistica, 1864, in 8 stanzas of 6 lines, as a hymn to be sung at the celebration of Holy Communion. In this form it is not usually found, but in 4, or sometimes in 5, stanzas, it is extensively used for Flower Services and as a Children's hymn.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)


Texts by Folliott Sandford Pierpoint (10)sort descendingAsInstances
For the beauty of the earthFolliott S. Pierpont, 1835-1917 (Author)490
For the joy of human loveFolliott S. Pierpoint (Author)2
God almighty and all seeingFolliott Sandford Pierpont, b. 1835 (Author)1
God of all, to thee we raiseFolliot S. Pierpoint (Author)2
Here let they holy days be keptFolliott S. Pierpoint (Author)4
Pela graça e o primorFolliott Sandford Pierpoint (Author)2
Por la excelsa majestadFolliott Sandford Pierpoint, 1835-1917 (Author)4
Por la hermosa extensiónFolliot S. Pierpont (Author)2
Por lo hermoso que hay, SeñorFolliott Sandford Pierpoint, 1835-1917 (Author)2
Sinai ḣe kiŋ he ektaFolliott S. Pierpoint (Author)1

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