Tune: DIX

Composer: Conrad Kocher, 1838; harm. The English Hymnal, 1906

Author: Folliott S. Pierpoint, 1864

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Verse 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.

Chorus:
Christ, our Lord, to you we raise
this, our hymn of grateful praise.

Verse 2:
For the wonder 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,

Chorus:
Christ, our Lord, to you we raise
this, our hymn of grateful praise.

Verse 3:
For the joy of human love,
brother, sister, parent, child,
friends on earth, and friends above,
for all gentle thoughts and mild,

Chorus:
Christ, our Lord, to you we raise
this, our hymn of grateful praise.

Verse 4:
For yourself, best gift divine,
to the world so freely giv'n,
agent of God's grand design:
peace on earth and joy in heav'n.

Chorus:
Christ, our Lord, to you we raise
this, our hymn of grateful praise.
<>Verse 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.

Chorus:
Christ, our Lord, to you we raise
this, our hymn of grateful praise.

Verse 2:
For the wonder 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,

Chorus:
Christ, our Lord, to you we raise
this, our hymn of grateful praise.

Verse 3:
For the joy of human love,
brother, sister, parent, child,
friends on earth, and friends above,
for all gentle thoughts and mild,

Chorus:
Christ, our Lord, to you we raise
this, our hymn of grateful praise.

Verse 4:
For yourself, best gift divine,
to the world so freely giv'n,
agent of God's grand design:
peace on earth and joy in heav'n.

Chorus:
Christ, our Lord, to you we raise
this, our hymn of grateful praise.