For the Beauty of the Earth

Texas wildflowers

When all of nature sings, as it does these glorious Spring days, I tune in. And from somewhere deep in my memory vault, the old hymn For the Beauty of the Earth begins to play. I find myself singing words I didn’t think I knew. In celebration of Earth Day, come walk with me through a gallery of beauty I’ve captured through the years. And feel free to sing along!

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.

Ramshorn & Chimney Rock, Dubois, WY
Mother and baby horse
Dubois, WY badlands

For the wonder 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.

Coral roses in Paris
Cottage in Versailles

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. 

Opatia, Croatia
flowers in a windowsill in Rovinj, Croatia
Wooden shoes decorating a wall in Holland

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.

Kids playing with bubbles
magnolia bloom
Three trees landscape

For the 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.

Ireland cemetery in the mist
Lamb in Ireland

For Thyself, best Gift Divine. 
To our race 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.

Red barn in Big Horn, WY
Mt. Moran at dawn

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4 Comments

  1. Aileen, I can hear the hymn being sung as I scrolled through your beautiful post. Thank you for blessing me!

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