For the Beauty of the Earth

Words: Folliot Sandford Pierpoint, 1864

Music: Unable to initialize MIDI player   "Dix," Conrad Kocher, 1838
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  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.
     Lord of all, to Thee we raise,
     This our hymn of grateful praise.
  2. For the beauty of each hour,
     Of the day and of the night,
     Hill and vale, and tree and flower,
     Sun and moon, and stars of light.
  3. For the joy of human love,
     Brother, sister, parent, child,
     Friends on earth and friends above,
     For all gentle thoughts and mild.
  4. For each perfect gift of Thine
     to our race so freely giv'n
     Graces human and divine,
     Flowr's of earth and buds of heav'n;
  5. For Thy church, that evermore
     Lifteth holy hands above,
     Offering upon every shore
     Her pure sacrifice of love.

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