Beauty Around Us

Representative Text

1 Beauty around us,
Glory above us,
Lovely is earth and the smiling skies;
Singing we pass along,
Pilgrims upon our way
Thro’ these fair lands of paradise.

2 Ages are coming,
Roll on and vanish,
Children shall follow where fathers passed;
Never our pilgrim song,
Joyful and heaven born,
Shall cease while time and mountains last.

Source: The Abingdon Song Book #19

Author: Soren Damsgaard Rodholm

Rodholm served as president of the Danish Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (1922-26), president of Grand View College, and professor and dean of the AELC Seminary. NN, Hymnary Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Beauty around us, glory above us, Lovely are earth and
Title: Beauty Around Us
Original Language: Danish
Author: Soren Damsgaard Rodholm
Language: English



ST. ELIZABETH appears to be an eighteenth-century tune from the Glaz area of Silesia. It has always been associated with this text. No factual data exists for the legend that this text and tune date back to the twelfth-century crusades, although those apocryphal stories explain one of the names by w…

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Instances (1 - 3 of 3)

Sing to the Lord #d21

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The Abingdon Song Book #19

The Hymnal #d45

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