For the Beauty of the Earth

Sheet music for “For the Beauty of the Earth” can be found at pdhymns.com.

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—

Refrain:
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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