A Poor Brother's Hymnal
Monday, June 04, 2007
  For the Beauty of the Earth
“Holy, holy, holy is the Lord Almighty; the whole earth is full of His glory.” Isaiah 6:3


Conrad Kocher (1786-1872)
Words: Fol­li­ot S. Pier­point, in Lyra Eu­cha­rist­ica, by Or­by Ship­ley, se­cond edi­tion, 1864.

Music: Dix, Con­rad Koch­er, 1838 (MI­DI, score). Al­ter­nate tunes:

This hymn was sung in the 1994 ver­sion of the mo­vie Lit­tle Wo­men, which was nom­in­at­ed for sev­er­al Acad­e­my Awards.

If you have ac­cess to a pic­ture of Fol­li­ot Pier­point that we could put on­line, please click here.


For the beauty of the earth
For the glory of the skies,
For the love which from our birth
Over and around us lies.

Refrain

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.

Refrain

For the joy of ear and eye,
For the heart and mind’s delight,
For the mystic harmony
Linking sense to sound and sight.

Refrain

For the joy of human love,
Brother, sister, parent, child,
Friends on earth and friends above,
For all gentle thoughts and mild.

Refrain

For Thy Church, that evermore
Lifteth holy hands above,
Offering up on every shore
Her pure sacrifice of love.

Refrain

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

Refrain

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

Refrain

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

Refrain



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