For the Beauty of…Horicon Marsh

 

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…

Horicon Marsh morning ©Ann Johnson Kingdom Venturers

Horicon Marsh 7:30 AM
©Ann Johnson Kingdom Venturers

Horicon Marsh mid morning ©Ann Johnson Kingdom Venturers

Horicon Marsh mid morning
©Ann Johnson Kingdom Venturers

Horicon Marsh ©Ann Johnson Kingdom Venturers

Horicon Marsh w/cloud cover
©Ann Johnson Kingdom Venturers

Horicon Marsh photosynthetic algae ©Ann Johnson Kingdom Venturers

Horicon Marsh photosynthetic algae
©Ann Johnson Kingdom Venturers

Horicon Marsh hiking trail ©Ann Johnson Kingdom Venturers

Horicon Marsh hiking trail
©Ann Johnson Kingdom Venturers

 

~~~

For the Beauty of the Earth – John Rutter

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s