Grateful Praise

by Cheryl on November 23, 2008

For the beauty of the Earth, For the glory of the skies – For the love, which from our birth, Over and around us lies; Lord of all, to Thee we raise, This our hymn of grateful praise.

For 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; Lord of all, to Thee we raise, This our hymn of grateful praise.

For the joy of ear and eye, for the heart and mind’s delight – For the mystic harmony, linking sense to sound and sight; 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 thy Church, that evermore, lifteth holy hands above – Offering up on every shore, her pure sacrifice of love; Lord of all, to Thee we raise this our hymn of grateful praise.

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; Lord of all, to Thee we raise this our hymn of grateful praise!

– Folliot S. Pierpoint


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