For the Beauty of the Earth

“For the Beauty of the Earth” is one of my favorite hymns. Every year at springtime, I’m reminded again of just how beautiful this world really is.

Before spring quickly turns to summer, I wanted to share these lyrics and some pictures of flowers I took this year.

I hope they help remind you too.

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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.
Lord of all, to Thee we raise
this our joyful hymn of grateful praise.

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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
Lord of all, to Thee we raise
this our joyful hymn of grateful praise.

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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 grateful praise.

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For each perfect gift of Thine
To our race so freely given.
Graces human and divine
Flow’rs of earth and buds of heav’n.
Lord of all, to Thee we raise
this our joyful hymn of grateful praise.

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