a digital library of Unitarian Universalist biographies, history, books, and media
the digital library of Unitarian Universalism
Home » Poetry, Prayers & Visual Arts » Folliott Sandford Pierpont: For the Beauty of the Earth

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.

Series Navigation<< Leslie T. Pennington: PrayersPilgrim Hymnal: A Litany of Learning >>

Notable in UU History
Francis Greenwood Peabody

Peabody, Francis Greenwood (1847-1936)

Francis Greenwood Peabody was one of the most widely known and honored of Unitarian ministers. He ... Read More
Jonathan Edwards

Edwards, Jonathan (1703-1758)

This unforgettable minister and philosophical theologian is best known for his single sermon describing God’s wrath: ... Read More
Paul Revere Frothingham

Frothingham, Paul Revere (1864-1926)

Dr. Frothingham inherited the best traditions of New England thought and life. His forebears were ministers, ... Read More
John Eliot

Eliot, John (1754-1813)

John Eliot was born in Boston, May 31, 1754. He was the fourth son and seventh ... Read More