For the beauty of the earth,
For the beauty of the skies,
For the Love which from our birth
Over and around us lies:
Christ, our God, to Thee we raise
This our Sacrifice of Praise.
Original text from 1864 of Folliott S. Pierpoint’s hymn “For the Beauty of the Earth”
When I go to be with the Lord I want this Eucharistic hymn, my favorite hymn, sung at my passing. I want to raise a sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving to the King of Heaven and earth.
There is much to give thanks for…
For the Beauty of the Earth – John Rutter