Hymn 438 - For the Beauty of the Earth

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For the beauty of the earth,

For the glory of the skies,

For the love which from our birth

Over and around us lies.

For the beauty of each hour,

Of the day and of the night,

Hill and vale, and tree and flow’r,

Sun and moon, and stars of light.

For the joy of ear and eye,

For the heart and mind’s delight,

For the mystic harmony

Linking sense to sound and sight.

For the joy of human love,

Brother, sister, parent, child,

Friends on earth, and friends above,

For all gentle thoughts and mild.

For Thy Church that evermore

Lifteth holy hands above,

Off’ring up on ev’ry shore

Her pure sacrifice of love.

For Thyself, best Gift Divine,

To the world 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.