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Folliott Sandford Pierpont: For the Beauty of the Earth

For the beauty of the earth,

For the splendor of the skies,

For the love which from our birth

Over and around us lies:

Source of all, to You 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:

Source of all, to You 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 flower,

Sun and moon an stars of light:

Source of all, to You we raise

This our hymn of grateful praise.

Folliott Sandford Pierpoint (1835-1917) was a British poet and hymnist. His most well-known composition is “For the Beauty of the Earth.” Pierpoint taught classics and served as a schoolmaster in south-west England.

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