For the Beauty of the Earth

For the beauty of the earth,
For the glory of the skies,
For the love which from our birth
Over and around us lies,
Lord of all, to thee we raise
This our hymn of grateful praise.

For the joy of human love,
Brother, sister, parent, child,
Friends on earth, and friends above,
For all gentle thoughts and mild,
Lord of all, to thee we raise
This our hymn of grateful praise.

For the Church, that evermore
Lifteth holy hands above,
Offering up on every shore
Her pure sacrifice of love.
Lord of all, to thee we raise
This our hymn of grateful praise.

For thyself, best Gift Divine,
to our race so freely giv’n,
for that great, great love of thine,
peace on earth, and joy in heav’n:
Lord of all, to thee we raise
This our hymn of grateful praise.

Words: Folliot Sandford Pierpoint (1864)
Tune: Dix by Conrad Kocher (1838)

Text inspired by Psalm 33:4-9, Psalm 145, Colossians 1:15-18, and James 1:17.

–From the album How Firm a Foundation, performed and interpreted by Steve and Danny Thompson.

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