Wednesday, November 24, 2010


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 wonder of each hour,
Of the day and of the night;
Hill and vale and tree and flow'r,
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;
Off'ring up on ev'ry shore,
Her pure sacrifice of love;
Lord of all, to Thee we raise
This, our hymn of grateful praise.

4 comments:

Sarah N. said...

This is one of my favorite hymns!

Love you! Hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

julieQ said...

Happy Thanksgiving! I love that old hymn...lovely.

Peni said...

A few verses new to me ...make it even more lovely.

Thank you for our treasured time. XO mama

Darcie said...

Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday, Nines! I'm so thankful for YOU YOU YOU!!!

Love and hugs!