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Methodist Hymn and Tune Book, 1918034
For the Beauty of the EarthFolliott S. Pierpoint (1835-1917)

Hymn NumberTuneComposer or SourceMeter
034aDixConrad Kocher (1786-1872)7.7.7.7.7.7.
034bBread of HeavenArchbishop William D. Maclagan (1826-1910)7.7.7.7.7.7.

1For the beauty of the earth,
For the beauty of the skies,
For the love which from our birth
Over and around us lies,
Father, unto Thee we raise
This our sacrifice of praise.
2For 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,
Father, unto Thee we raise
This our sacrifice of praise.
3For the joy of ear and eye,
For the heart and mind’s delight,
For the mystic harmony
Linking sense to sound and sight,
Father, unto Thee we raise
This our sacrifice of praise.
4For the joy of human love,
Brother, sister, parent, child,
Friends on earth and friends above,
For all gentle thoughts and mild,
Father, unto Thee we raise
This our sacrifice of praise.
5For each perfect gift of Thine,
To our race so freely given,
Graces human and divine,
Flowers of earth, and buds of heaven,
Father, unto Thee we raise
This our sacrifice of praise.
6For Thy Church that evermore
Liftest holy hands above,
Offering up on every shore
Its pure sacrifice of love,
Father, unto Thee we raise
This our sacrifice of praise. Amen.
Psalm33:5He loveth righteousness and judgment: the earth is full of the goodness of the LORD.
Psalm63:3Because thy lovingkindness is better than life, my lips shall praise thee.
Psalm68:6God setteth the solitary in families: he bringeth out those which are bound with chains: but the rebellious dwell in a dry land.
Psalm90:17And let the beauty of the LORD our God be upon us: and establish thou the work of our hands upon us; yea, the work of our hands establish thou it.
Psalm92:4For thou, LORD, hast made me glad through thy work: I will triumph in the works of thy hands.
Psalm96:9O worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness: fear before him, all the earth.
Ecclesiastes3:11He hath made every thing beautiful in his time: also he hath set the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that God maketh from the beginning to the end.
Matthew16:18And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.
John1:3All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.
2 Corinthians9:15Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift.
Ephesians5:20Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;
Hebrews13:15By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name.
James1:17Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.