For the Beauty of the Earth

For the beauty of the earth,

For the glory of the skies,

For the love from which our birth,

Over and around us lies,

Lord of all, to Thee we raise

This our hymn of grateful praise.

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;

Lord of all, to Thee we raise

This our hymn of grateful praise.

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.

For each perfect gift of Thine,

To our race so freely given,

Graces human and divine

Flow’rs of earth and buds of heav’n

Lord of all,  to Thee we raise

This our hymn of grateful praise.

For thy church that evermore,

Lifteth holy hands above,

Offering up on every shore,

Her pure sacrifice of love,

Christ, Our God, to Thee we raise

This, Our sacrifice of praise

One of My Favorite Hymns by Folliott S. Pierpoint

Garden of the gods in Colorado

Garden of the gods in Colorado

Garden of the gods in Colorado

Garden of the gods in Colorado

Pike's Peak in Colorado

Garden of the gods in Colorado

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