For the Beauty of the Earth

 

Lyrics

  1. 1. For the beauty of the earth,

    For the beauty of the skies,

    For the love which from our birth

    Over and around us lies,

  2. [Chorus]

    Lord of all, to thee we raise

    This our hymn of grateful praise.

  3. 2. 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,

  4. 3. For the joy of human love,

    Brother, sister, parent, child,

    Friends on earth, and friends above,

    For all gentle thoughts and mild,

Text: Folliott S. Pierpoint, 1835–1917

Music: Conrad Kocher, 1786–1872