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FOR THE BEAUTY OF THE EARTH

Words by F. S. Pierpoint; Music by John Rutter

For the beauty of the earth,
For the beauty of the skies,
For the love
Which from our birth
Over and around us lies:
Lord of all, to Thee we raise
This our joyful hymn of praise.

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

For each perfect gift of Thine,
To our race so feeely given,
Graces,
human and divine
Flow'rs of earth and buds of heavn'n:
Lord of all, to Thee we raise
This our joyful hymn of praise.

This our joyful hymn of praise.