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Handout 2: For the Beauty of the Earth

Handout 2: For the Beauty of the Earth
Handout 2: For the Beauty of the Earth

Hymn 21 in Singing the Living Tradition. Words adapted by Folliott Sandford Pierpoint; music by Conrad Kocher (abridged). Public domain.

1.

For the beauty of the earth, for the splendor of the skies,

For the love which from our birth over and around us lies,

Chorus: Source of all, to thee we raise

this our hymn of grateful praise.

2.

For the joy of ear and eye, for the heart and mind’s delight,

for the mystic harmony linking sense to sound and sight.

Chorus: Source of all, to thee we raise

this our hymn of grateful praise.

3.

For the wonder of each hour, of the day and of the night,

Hill and vale, and tree and flower, sun and moon, and stars of light.

Chorus: Source of all, to thee we raise

this our hymn of grateful praise.

4.  

For the joy of human care, sister, brother, parent, child,

For the kinship we all share, for all gentle thoughts and mild.

Chorus: Source of all, to thee we raise

this our hymn of grateful praise.

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