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For the Beauty of the Earth

The United Methodist Hymnal Number 092
Text: Folliot S. Pierpoint
Music: Conrad Kocher; Arr. by W.H. Monk
Tune: DIX, Meter: 77.77.77

1.	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.

2.	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; 
	Lord of all, to thee we raise 
	this our hymn of grateful praise.

3.	For the joy of ear and eye, 
	for the heart and mind's delight, 
	for the mystic harmony, 
	linking sense to sound and sight; 
	Lord of all, to thee we raise 
	this our hymn of grateful praise.

4.	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 hymn of grateful praise.

5.	For thy church, that evermore 
	lifteth holy hands above, 
	offering up on every shore 
	her pure sacrifice of love; 
	Lord of all, to thee we raise 
	this our hymn of grateful praise.

6.	For thyself, best Gift Divine, 
	to the world so freely given, 
	for that great, great love of thine, 
	peace on earth, and joy in heaven:  
	Lord of all, to thee we raise 
	this our hymn of grateful praise.

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