Friday, September 7, 2007

For the Beauty of the Earth

For the Beauty of the Earth
lyrics: Folliot Pierpoint

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.

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

For the joy of human love
Brother, sister, parent, child
Friends on earth and friends above
For all gentle thoughts and mild

For the church, that evermore
Lifteth holy hands above
Offering up on every shore
Her pure sacrifice of love

For Thyself, best Gift Divine
To our race so freely given
For that great, great love of Thine
Peace on earth and joy in Heaven

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