Sunday, November 15, 2009

For the Beauty of the Earth

For the Beauty of the Earth
by Folliot S. 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.

Lord of all, to Thee we raise,
This our hymn of grateful 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.


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,
Offering up on every shore
Her pure sacrifice of love.


For the martyrs’ crown of light,
For Thy prophets’ eagle eye,
For Thy bold confessors’ might,
For the lips of infancy.


For Thy virgins’ robes of snow,
For Thy maiden mother mild,
For Thyself, with hearts aglow,
Jesu, Victim undefiled.


For each perfect gift of Thine,
To our race so freely given,
Graces human and divine,
Flowers of earth and buds of Heaven.


“Holy, holy, holy is the Lord Almighty;
the whole earth is full of His glory.”
Isaiah 6:3


Kristin said...

I always think of Little Women when I hear this!

Anonymous said...

Kati, your blog is beautiful. I love seeing your pictures, and I love your inclusion of such wonderful hymns. It's such a beautiful thing that you love them so much. Hugs to you ... Miss Frances

Kati said...

Kristin- I always thing of Little Women when I hear this song also! I love that version.

Miss Frances- Thanks so much!

Kim Frey said...

That's one of my favorite hymns... and I think I heard it first while watching Little Women! Keep up the good work with your blog... you're a wonderful example to other young ladies!

Miss Kim :-)