473. 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:
Lord of all, to Thee we raise,
This our hymn of grateful praise.

2 For the wonder 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 Thy Church, that evermore
Lifteth holy hands above,
Offering up on every shore
Her pure sacrifice of love. (Refrain)

Text Information
First Line: For the beauty of the earth
Title: For the Beauty of the Earth
Author: Folliott Sandford Pierpont (1864)
Refrain First Line: Lord of all, to Thee we raise
Meter: 7.7.7.7.7.7
Language: English
Publication Date: 1990
Topic: Morning and Opening Hymns
Tune Information
Name: DIX
Composer: Conrad Kocher (1838)
Abridger: William Henry Monk (1861)
Meter: 7.7.7.7.7.7
Key: G Major
Source: The English Hymnal, 1906 (harm.)



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