Sung by Lebanon County Youth Chorus, from

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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—

Christ, our Lord, to Thee we raise
this, our hymn of grateful praise.

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

3 For the Church, that evermore
Lifteth holy hands above,
Off’ring up on ev’ry shore
Its pure sacrifice of love—

4 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—

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